Journalist in court over wife murder

May 5, 2011 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 – A journalist who allegedly murdered his wife and former NTV reporter Wambui Kabiru was arraigned in court on Thursday afternoon.

Moses Dola Otieno appeared before Justice Nicholas Ombijah but did not take a plea as the State requested more time to complete investigations and have him undergo a psychiatric examination.

The judge ordered that the suspect be remanded at the Kileleshwa Police station until May 16 when he is expected back in court.

Otieno popularly known to his friends as Otoyo is accused of having murdered his wife, a former NTV reporter Wambui Kabiru at their family home in Umoja estate in Nairobi.

The State said it would provide legal fees to pay his lawyer Cliff Ombetta.

The suspect has been on the run since Sunday when he allegedly strangled his wife. The couple had one child aged two years.
The family\’s house help told police that she heard the man telling his two-year old son that he was going to town and would be back later that evening.

Unaware that the woman had been killed and her body locked in the bedroom, the house help and the little boy went about their business until late in the evening when she suspected something was terribly wrong and informed neighbours who called the police.

The late Wambui\’s body was found lying on her bed, with strangulation marks on her neck.
He surrendered to authorities at the Naivasha police station on Wednesday afternoon and later brought to Nairobi to face the charges.

According to the Rift Valley Provincial Police Officer (PPO) Francis Munyambu, the suspect told police he learnt that he was being sought after reading newspapers and watching television.

Another officer told Capital News that the suspect had told the police he surrendered because he feared he may be killed because he was being sought by the police.

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