A woman has been arraigned before a Nakuru Court to answer to charges of attacking and killing her husband.

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Naomi Njoki was being accused of attacking and assaulting her 52-year-old husband David Njungu, a crime committed on August 3, 2019.

The court heard that the accused person on the material date while at their home in Free Area Estate used a kitchen knife to attack Njungu’s manhood.

The husband suffered serious injuries during the attack and was rushed to the Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital but succumbed to the injuries. 

During the case hearing, investigating officer Elly Ouma filed an application before court seeking more time to conclude its investigation.

Ouma said investigations will be done to ascertain the cause of death of Njungu adding that a post-mortem test had not been done.

“The family of the deceased is organizing for the post-mortem test to be done. I pray for court to allow the accused be detained for two weeks,” said Ouma as quoted by standardmedia.co.ke.

Senior Principal Magistrate Lilian Arika allowed the application and ordered for the accused to be detained for 14 days.

“The murder suspect is to remain in custody for 14 days at Bondeni Police Station as investigations into the murder case proceed.”

“The detention pends a post-mortem report to ascertain the cause of death. The suspect is to be presented in court on August 19 or earlier without fail if murder charge is preferred against her,” ordered magistrate Arika.