A Nigerian national accused of murdering prominent Nairobi lawyer Elizabeth Koki has been detained for 14 days.
Christian Mwambay Kadima will be remanded at Mlolongo Police Station as detectives conclude investigations into the killing.
Mavoko Law Courts Magistrate Bernard Kasavuli on Monday ordered that Kadima be detained until when the case will be mentioned on January 25.
Koki was the founder of Koki & Associates, a human resource law consultancy firm. Her lifeless body was found in her bedroom inside her house in Syokimau, Machakos County, on Friday morning.
According to DCI, the two had been living together. “The house help grew suspicious when by 10am, her employer hadn’t woken up. She then walked into her bedroom only to find her lying lifeless on the bed, with bloody bruises on her body,” says the DCI.
Kadima reportedly fled the house after committing the crime. When DCI detectives arrived at the scene, they began processing of the crime scene, while another arm was in hot pursuit of the suspect.
The suspect was smoked out from his hideout – a city lodging- by DCI detectives after a day-long manhunt.
The court heard that upon his arrest, Kadima had a sim card registered under a South Africa number under the name “Zuchiswa Genevieve”. He is reportedly wanted in South Africa after assaulting a woman. He skipped bail and fled to Kenya.