A small scale cereal farmer from Murang’a county was yesterday forced to deposit a title deed for a sh 2 million piece of land at Eldoret High Court as surety for his 35-year old daughter accused of stabbing her husband to death.
The accused, Winnie Maina’s father Francis Maina assured Justice Reuben Nyakundi that he will make sure his daughter does not abscond court proceedings when needed by the court once the hearing kicks off.
He told the court that he was ready and willing to take the risk by offering his land title deed as security to secure the release of his daughter from Eldoret women GK remand prison where she has called home since she was arrested on August 21 last year.
“Your honor, I will ensure my daughter attends all court proceedings when needed by the court without failure and that is why I have taken the risk to stand surety for her using my land title deed,” assured Maina.
This was after Justice Nyakundi warned him that in the event his daughter turns out to be a flight risk after being released from the GK remand prison where she had been detained since her arrest; his property would be auctioned by the government.
“Now that you have accepted to help your daughter secure her freedom pending hearing of her murder case, it will be upon you to ensure that she does not at any time abscond court when needed,” warned Justice Nyakundi.
The suspect is accused of inflicting injuries to her 33-year-old husband, Wycliffe Mirit who died at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret while undergoing treatment after a night of partying.
She denied killing Miriti who was a senior logistics officer at an International beverage company in Eldoret in an incident that happened at their Elgon View estate residence in Uasin Gishu County.
According to the police report, the accused rushed her husband to the hospital in the family car but he succumbed to three knife injuries upon arrival at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
A security guard at the lavish Elgon View estate where the couple lived told the police detectives that the duo arrived at their house from a local pub at around 4.30 am on the fateful Monday, August 22 before a fight erupted.
The guard, Geoffrey Rono who is attached to G4 Security Company, reported the incident to the Langas police station.
The police then launched a thorough search for the suspect and arrested her later at the hospital where she had rushed her husband for treatments.
Justice Nyakundi ruled that the case be heard on November 1st and 2nd .