Nyeri High court was as dead as the graveside while witnesses recounted the last moments of Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando’s mother. It alleged that his brother Mr Caesar Thiari Mwangi chopped his mother’s head using a panga on 27Th July 2014 at her home in Kaini village Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri County.
Lydia Wairimu, a neighbor informed the court that she heard the Rose Wachera Mwangi screaming and shouting for assistance. She added that she saw the accused following her with a panga and opted to go see what was transpiring. On her way, she met three of her neighbors coming back from church. The three had also heard screams and they accompanied her to the home. Upon reaching the gate, Wairimu said that they met Mr Thiari who told them, “Nimemaliza kazi yangu, sasa ninaenda polisi”
Ms Lydia Gathoni, the second witness told the court the she also heard someone screaming and ran towards the victim’s home. Despite calling out, she never heard a response. She decided to join them. Both the two witnesses said that they found her body lying in a pool of blood after opening the gate.
Charles Macharia told the courtroom that he was called and informed that Mr Thiari butchered his mother and was looking for a way to ran away. He added that they ran after the accused and caught up with him.
The accused said that he told them he wanted to spend the night at King’ongo prison and pleaded not to be beaten. They decided to lead him to Gamwa police station. On their way to the police station, they met a police officer who handcuffed him. The third witness, Mr Richard Maina said that after the police officer had arrested the suspect, they went back to scene of crime and found people gathered there. The witnesses also informed the court that Kabandos mother was with the accused at the home and the other five siblings were not residing there. According to prosecution Counsel Mr. Njue Festus, there are 12 more witnesses who will be testifying against Mr. Thiari in the case that will resume on continue on November 28.
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