Detectives investigating the tragic demise of former Nairobi Hospital’s Finance Director, Eric Maigo, have made significant strides toward prosecuting the main suspect.
The suspect, Anne Akinyi Adhiambo, who was captured on CCTV fleeing the vicinity of Maigo’s killing, has been arrested and identified as the prime suspect in the case.
Police officers, delving into this shocking incident, have confirmed that Akinyi, the main suspect, is fit to stand trial as she is an adult of sound mind. Previous doubts regarding her age were laid to rest after investigators concluded that she was between 20 and 21 years old.
A report from Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital affirmed her adulthood and mental stability, clearing the speculation that she might be a minor.
Akinyi was initially arraigned on Wednesday, September 27, where the court ordered her to undergo age and mental assessments. Prior to this directive, there were claims from some of the suspect’s family members that she was 17 years old, suggesting she was a minor.
However, the investigations and assessments by medical professionals have now resolved these uncertainties that had significantly influenced public opinion on the case.
Akinyi, who had gone missing after Maigo’s death at his residence in Jamhuri, Nairobi, was apprehended by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in the Olympic area of Kibra. The prosecution has requested a 21-day extended detention period to conduct detailed investigations and allow the suspect, who sustained injuries while scaling a razor-laced fence, to recover.
Anne Akinyi Adhiambo is scheduled to be arraigned again on Friday, October 27, when the case will be mentioned in court, marking another step in this ongoing investigation.