, NAIROBI, Kenya, July 28 – Police were on Monday granted a week to complete investigations into the killing of the mother to Mukurwe-ini Member of Parliament Kabando wa Kabando.
The MP’s younger brother, Caesar Thiari, was arraigned before Mukurwe-ini Senior Principal Magistrate Wendy Kagendo but did not plead to any charge because police asked for more time to complete their investigations.
Police said they intend to take him to a psychiatrist as part of their probe.
Nyeri South Criminal Investigation Officer corporal Patrick Oyalo had requested the court to give him 14 days to finalise his investigations into the matter.
The magistrate however directed that the investigations be conducted within seven days.
Thiari admitted that he committed the heinous act but explained that he was not in his proper state of mind when he committed the heinous act.
“I understand well whatever the officer is saying but I did it unconsciously. In God I trust,” he said.
Thiari is accused of allegedly hacking his mother to death at about 2pm on Sunday at their Mukurwe-ini home.
Nyeri County Police Chief, Larry Kieng says several neighbours were willing to give evidence in the case, while some have already recorded statements.
Kabando was said to be out of the country when the killing occurred.
The suspect was arrested immediately after the killing.
Police were alerted of the incident and managed to arrest Thiari who was still at the home after the brutal act.