Murder suspect Stephen Wambura Orengo was arrainged in Kisii Law Court and will spend seven more days behind bars as police conclude their investigation.
Delivering her ruling, the Kisii senior magistrate Caroline Rono granted the prosecutor’s application and ordered the suspect to be remanded at Kisii Central police.
“The respondent will be detained for seven days to allow for investigations to be concluded,” ruled the magistrate.
The prosecutor team led by Mr. Job Akello had pleaded with the court to be granted fourteen days to detain the accused in order to complete their investigation and do a psychiatric evaluation.
Lucy Boke, a first-year student at Kisii Polytencic, body was found in her house lying in a pool of blood in Jogoo estate, Kisii town. It took the neighbor’s efforts to break into the house on 9th November where the suspect had locked himself.
The 25-year-old suspect was taken into custody by police who rescued him from angry members of the public. He is currently recovering at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH).
Kisii OCPD Issac Kimwele confirmed finding the weapon of murder in the house. He further revealed that the body of Boke had several stabs on her neck.
“The knife has blood stains and we believe it was used to commit the crime,” said Kimwele.
The 22-year-old was sharing a nine-year-old son with the suspect. According to Lucy’s family, they were against the marriage of the two since they were related. This decision never settled well with the suspect.
Wambura embarked on a journey from their home in Migori to Kisii armed with a knife which he allegedly used to commit the heinous act.
The case will be mentioned again on 21 November 2023 for further directions.