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Sisters accused of killing their father freed on bond

Three women facing a charge of murdering their father in Dagoretti area have been released on a Sh1 million bond.

Ms Lady Justice Roseline Korir also directed the accused to provide a surety and not to leave the jurisdiction of the court.

The court also directed Ms Alice Waweru, Christine Waweru and Agnes Waweru to deposit their passports and not to interfere with prosecution witnesses.

The three sisters allegedly murdered their father Mr Francis Waweru

They were granted bail after all civilian witnesses gave their evidence as per the ruling of the court.

Prior to granting of the bond,  police officer corporal Zebedee Bosire – in his evidence – told the court that he found the body of the deceased lying in the corridor of a main house on January 6 last year after receiving information at around 9pm.

“I looked at the deceased, he was tied with electrical wire on the neck, after close scrutiny I found he had some injury on the head,” said Mr Bosire.

The witness told the court that a day after the incident he accompanied investigators to the scene where a metal pipe was found in the bedroom of one of the accused.

Another witness, police constable Boniface Mutuma also based at Riruta police station, said they were on normal patrol when they received a call from their station commander that they rush to Ng’ando area and respond to a distress call.

“We rushed to the scene, we arrived at the house of Mr Francis Waweru, on entering the compound we found a big crowd,” said Mr Mutuma adding that they entered the house and found the body of the deceased lying in a corridor.

A nephew to the accused who was the last civilian witness Mr Larry Wambugu upon cross examination by defence lawyer John Swaka told the court that there was no bad blood between his grandfather and the accused.

The prosecution which sought for adjournment of the case told the court that there are five witnesses among them police officers and doctors who are yet to give their evidence.

The accused allegedly committed the offence on January 6 last year at Ngando area Dagoretti division within Nairobi.

The case will be heard on March 3.