A military officer accused of killing wife will be detained in Police cells for four days as investigations are conducted.
Nakuru Senior resident magistrate Benjamin Limo issued the orders following an application by the police seeking an extension of time to investigate a murder against Mr Otieno for the killing of his wife Leah Terewa.
“I Authorize Mr Mwachi the investigator with the DCI Nakuru to detain the suspect at Bahati Police station for four days to enable him complete investigations,” ordered magistrate Limo
The Police recovered the body of Ms Terewa from Mr Otieno’s house in Lanet Millitary barracks on June 12 after he made a report at Lanet police Post saying that the wife had committed suicide.
He was however, arrested by the detectives from Bahati sub county on Tuesday after preliminary investigations pointed to murder case.
When he was produced before the court on Thursday, the police led by Mr Kennedy Mwachi made an application seeking orders to allow him detain the suspect at the Bahati police Station for seven more days.
Mr Mwachi claimed the police needed more time to ascertain his mental stability of mr otieno before they can prefer murder charge against him.
According to the detective, the post mortem report had indicated that Ms Terewa had died as a result of manual strangulation either by rope or wire.
The suspect however opposed the application on grounds that the time was long and had a medical problem.
His lawyer convinced the court to issue four days instead of the seven that the police had sought.
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