A police officer on Monday denied charges of allegedly attempting to kill two women before a Nakuru Court.
The officer, Saka Achimba, was being accused of allegedly attempting to kill his former lover Phanice Nyabaro and her 17-year-old sister, Ruth Nyaboro by burning them using petrol.
The court heard that the accused committed the offence on December 28, 2019 at Fire Administration Police line in Bondeni estate in the outskirts of Nakuru Town.
On the material date, the accused is said to have doused his 27-year-old ex-lover with petrol together with her sister before setting them on fire.
The accused, a constable attached at Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit in Rongai Sub-County, denied the charges before the court and filed an application to be released on bond.
The prosecution led by Nelly Waweru objected the bond application saying the sisters are still recuperating at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital.
Waweru told the court that the accused was a threat to the victims who are in critical condition adding that he knows where they live.
The prosecution asked the court to issue an order requesting for a medical report on the two sisters after the hospital declined to release the report.
“The hospital demanded an order to furnish the prosecution with the medical report,” Waweru submitted.
Principal Magistrate Mararo ordered the hospital to provide the report on the health condition of the two sisters for the court to rule on the accused’s bail application.
“The medical report has delayed the case and the accused person has been in custody since December 28, last year. It is in the interest of justice that the report be availed as soon as possible,” directed Mararo.Police officer denies setting two sisters on fire