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Daily Nation : February 12th 2014
8 | National News JUSTICE | Man took to alcohol after losing job, says brother Writer got drunk after killing wife: Witness Body was neatly tucked in bed, but was foaming at the mouth, court told BY MAUREEN KAKAH @mollykakah email@example.com and communicating with her family after locking the body in the bedroom, a court heard yesterday. Mr Moses Dola Otieno, a A freelance journalist, tucked Sarah Wambui Kabiru’s body neatly in bed, went on a drinking spree with her brother and called her parents to tell them that she was missing. Wambui’s brother, Mr Joseph Gitahi Kabiru, testified that Mr Otieno called their mother saying that the couple had quarrelled and she had left the house. Mr Gitahi said Mr Otieno paid him a visit at 8am looking distraught and wanted to drink wine in his Umoja house, journalist who allegedly killed his wife spent hours drinking Status: Wambui’s brother finds her body tucked neatly in bed. Drinking: Alleged killer goes to brother-in-law’s house in Umoja. Parted: After drinking in a bar, they parted company at noon. Date: The next hearing is set for May 12 and 13. but he opted to take him out for a drink. They parted at noon. Mr Gitahi also said that in the evening he broke down his sister’s bedroom door in the presence of his cousin THE SCENARIO Sequence of events in case Mr Gilbert Wang’ombe and found her body in bed. It was neatly tucked in and was foaming at the mouth. There was also blood on the right side at the back of her head and on the pillow. Mr Wang’ombe said al- though Wambui was neatly tucked in bed, the rest of the room was in chaos. Court heard that police took photographs and helped the family take the body to Montezuma funeral home. Mr Gitahi said Mr Otieno became a drunkard after he lost his job and played games at home all day as his wife worked hard to feed the family. “He was a nice guy at the beginning, we all liked him until he started drinking too much.” Seven more witnesses including Wambui’s father, medical doctor and a Safaricom expert are set to testify in the next hearing on May 12 and 13. FOR A RELATED VIDEO GOT TO www.nation.co.ke/Dola LESSON | Pupils lack classrooms DAILY NATION Wednesday February 12, 2014 Court battle looms over Alcoblow use BY NATION REPORTER The use of the breathalyser to curb drink driving is headed for a major legal battle. A driver, Mr Richard Dickson Ogendo, has filed a case in court seeking orders outlawing its use, saying it is unconstitutional. He said use of the breathalyser is unlawful because the rules governing its use were not tabled in Parliament as required by law. He said with the help of lawyer Gitobu Imanyara, he had perused the Hansard and did not find any evidence that the rules were tabled before the National Assembly. No public participation Further, he says, the Constitu- tion requires that there should be public participation in coming up with the law, which was not done before the Traffic (Breathalyser) Rules, 2011 came into force. The petitioner also indicated KEVIN ODIT | NATION Pupils at Education Academy in Mtwapa, Kilifi County, attend a lesson under a tree yesterday. The school, which has 30 pupils, is yet to build classrooms. that, “the rules do not provide for the disposable mouthpieces to be handed over to the person on whom it has been used, hence the chances for their re-use are not eliminated.” Drink driving carries a fine not exceeding Sh100,000 or imprisonment for two years. Mr Ogendo has sued the National Transport and Safety Authority and Attorney-General.
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