The prime suspect in the murder case of Nairobi Hospital Finance Director Eric Maigo pleaded guilty to the offence during a court appearance before Justice Kaanyi Kimondo.
Anne Adhiambo’s plea came just weeks after the prosecution confirmed her as an adult of sound mind, fit to stand trial.
However, Judge Kimondo, while acknowledging the guilty plea, directed Adhiambo to consult with her lawyer for a better understanding of her plea.
The judge stated, “I am giving you more time so that you can consult your lawyer and get an understanding of what you have told the court,” emphasizing the importance of ensuring justice is served in this case.
“In the interest of justice, I have given her time to consult with her lawyer before taking plea again.”
In light of this, the suspect will be held at Lang’ata Women’s Prison until the next plea hearing.
Judge Kimondo transferred the case to the Kibera law courts, scheduling the next mention for November 8.
The tragic incident occurred on September 15 when Eric Maigo was found dead at his Woodley Estate home.
Subsequent investigations, aided by CCTV footage showing the suspect jumping over the fence, led to a manhunt.
After days of search, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested the suspect in Kibera.
Despite the progress in the legal proceedings, the motive behind the finance officer’s murder remains unclear.
Eric Maigo was laid to rest on September 29.
During the funeral, his father, Zebedeo Onchari, vehemently denied any notion that his son could have posed a threat to anyone, emphasizing Eric’s kind and gentle nature.
“He is our son and we know him. I cannot imagine what wrong he could do to anyone for them to murder or eliminate him. Because we know that he was a kind person, we believe that is what killed him,” he stated at the funeral.