New details have emerged on Esther Nthenya Mulu, the woman who spent the night with Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka before he was rushed to ICU on Friday morning.
It has since emerged that Esther Muli whoi is a teacher by profession had requested for sick leave to get a doctor’s appointment before making her way to Nairobi where she was caught up in the drama that saw the Senator rushed to Nairobi Hospital.
Muli, who is the Deputy Principal and Kiswahili teacher at Mathemba Secondary School in Makueni County, requested the leave on Wednesday, December 2.
She is reported to have left the school at 5 PM after consulting the principal Mr. Isaack Mutua and after obtaining permission not to report to work the next day.
“She left in the evening after work. She had permission not to report on Thursday, December 3, and was supposed to see a doctor,” an insider disclosed while speaking to the Standard.
Whether she had an appointment with a doctor or not remains unclear. What is known is that she made her way to Nairobi and joined the Senator at 3Dee appartments where they ordered drinks and food.
Reports indicate that on the same day she checked into the appartment where the senator was waiting for her, Esther Muli called the school on Thursday, December 3, requesting to extend her sick leave as she had been referred to a hospital in Nairobi.
Her boss, Mr. Isaack Mutua distanced himself from the matter stating that “this matter is being handled by my superiors, I will not comment on it”.
The teacher who was on sick leave was thrust to the limelight on Friday, December 4, when news broke out that Senator Kabaka had been rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Nairobi Hospital where he also underwent surgery.
Police would then move in swiftly and arrest her companion, Esther Muli and detain her as investigations were launched with police detaining her to probe attempted murder.
She was set free after no evidence of poisoning was found in samples collected from the senator.
Prior being transferred to Mathemba Secondary, Nthenya was a teacher at Makueni Boys. She runs a popular club in Wote, Makueni and is a widow. Her husband, a businessman, passed away years ago.