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Kenya vampire case pushed again

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Nov 2 – The case against a Naivasha man who is accused of sucking his victims’ blood before killing them failed to kick off on Monday after the prosecution asked for an adjournment.

High Court judge David Maraga granted the last adjournment after State Counsel Timothy Njogu said the prosecution was yet to receive some blood samples from the government chemist.

Geoffrey Njoroge Matheri alias Fongo has been charged with the murder of Miriam Wairimu in August last year at Kihoto village in Naivasha.

Mr Njogu told the court that samples sent to the government chemist for analysis were yet to be returned to them and the results verified and as such the hearing could not kick off.

Justice Maraga had granted numerous other adjournments since December 2, 2008 when the hearing of the matter had been scheduled to kick off.

 Mr Njogu told the court that though the investigating officer in the matter was present in court, the missing samples could not allow him to present his evidence.

This was refuted by counsel for the accused who complained that the state has been dragging its feet in the matter for close to a year.

Justice Maraga allowed the adjournment but warned that it was the last one that would be allowed. The case is now scheduled for hearing on February 2, 2010.

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