Nancy Njeri to be charged with murder
Nancy Njeri, a police officer in Makueni has been in custody for chopping off a Makueni lawyer’s hands. She will be facing murder charges after the lawyer succumbed to the injuries.
The lawyer, identified as Onesmus Masaku was assaulted while at his rented house in Westlands estate, Wote town on 8th October.
According to a statement by Njeri, the advocate had invited her to his house to meet his ne girlfriend but upon arrival he started demanding for sex.
After she refused to her demands, he grabbed her and threw her into the bed. This resulted into a fight between the two. Njeri later on took a panga, slashed both of his hands and escaped.
She sustained bite injuries on her hand.
The two who are said to be estranged lovers were taken to Makueni Referral Hospital. Doctors referred Onesmus to Kenyatta National Hospital.
He passed on on Sunday 18th October while receiving treatment.
After his demise, the county police commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan said that Njeri’s charge sheet would have to be amended to allow the prosecution team press murder charges.
“Investigation into this matter is complete. We shall upgrade the charge from grievous harm to murder charge when she will be arraigned in court. I have sanctioned her immediate suspension that will see her lose her salary and everything else,” he told Daily Nation
The Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi threatened to take legal action on police officers who had recorded the statement from Njeri claiming that the deceased had attempted o rape her.
“We have received with shock news of death of Onesmus Masaku who had been hospitalized at KNH following injuries sustained upon attcak ompby policewoman Nancy Njeri. We call upon the DPP to press murder charges against the policewoman and her acclices OCPD and DCIO Makueni,” he reacted.