Hearing of a case in which Naftali Kinuthia is accused of brutally killing a Moi University student Ivy Wangeci has been adjourned to 2020.
This is after Kinuthia’s lawyer Mbiyu Kamau prayed for the court to grant him time to apply for a plea bargain agreement with the office Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
“This will allow my client to enter into a plea bargain with the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in exchange for a lesser offence,” said lawyer Kamau in Eldoret High Court, Tuesday.
Kinuthia who was arrested in April for allegedly killing Ivy Wangeci at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital(MTRH) has been in Eldoret GK remand prison up to date after he was denied bail.
Justice Stephen Githinji allowed Kinuthia’s lawyer to be given more time to file a formal application for a plea bargain in the murder case facing his client.
“The adjournment will enable lawyer for the defendant time to go through additional evidence supplied to him by the victim’s lawyer,” noted Justice Githinji.
Ivy Wangeci’s mother Winfred Waithera speaking outside the court said that it is sad that the case had been postponed yet he had travelled from Nyeri to Eldoret ready to testify.
She further said she was the first person to testify but was let down. She, however, promised to fight for justice to the end.
The case will be heard on March 26, 2020.