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Waitress admits to sleeping with dead boyfriend

A waitress accused of murdering her boyfriend has admitted to sleeping with the body of the deceased the night she is accused of committing the offence.

Ms Mary Mung’au told the Nakuru High Court that she slept with the corpse the whole night without knowing her partner had died.

She claimed they were both drunk.

In her testimony on Tuesday, Ms Munga’u told Justice Maureen Odero that her boyfriend, whom she identified as Paul, had invited her at a local bar for a drink.

She arrived at the bar at around 9pm and joined the deceased who was already drunk.

The accused further told court that as they were drinking, the deceased complained of feeling pain, but which he insisted was not serious.

“I told him to book a room because we could not reach home in the state we were in and he did that,” Ms Mung’au told the court.

She added that before they slept, Paul had asked her to wake him early in the morning.

In the morning however he did not wake up.

“I called him several times but he did not wake up. I tried shaking him but in vain,” the accused claimed.

Ms Mung’au said she then called the security guards at the bar who confirmed that he had died.

The police were called and collected the body.

Ms Mung’au was arrested at her workplace the next day as the prime suspect in the death.

In her testimony, she submitted that no evidence by the prosecution had pointed to her involvement to the death, claiming that prosecution had relied on suspicion.

The prosecution agreed having relied on circumstantial evidence to a larger extent, adding that it based its case on the fact that the accused was the last person seen with the deceased.

Judgement on the case will be on October 13.