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New charge for nurse accused of murdering young lover

The Director of Public Prosecution intends to reduce the charge of murder to manslaughter against a nurse suspected of killing her alleged boyfriend.

Senior prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki told the High Court that they have reviewed evidence in the case and informed the defence of their intention.

Ms Leah Muthoni’s lawyer Arthur Igutya said he had discussed the matter with her and advised her that pleading guilty to the lesser charge would be in her best interests.

The case had been had been called for the nurse to argue an application to be released on bond,  but the prosecutor said she would file a plea agreeing to manslaughter.

Ms Muthoni, 34 who was a nurse at a hospital in Kikuyu denied murdering Adrian Kabala, 21.

She is said to have committed the offence on October 6 last year at Kinoo 87 Ucommon flats, Dagoretti.

During plea hearing, she had made an oral application to be released on bond but the court directed that she makes a formal application and serve it to the Director of Public Prosecution.

The case will be mentioned on March 13.