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Foreigner accused of killing prominent city lawyer denies murder charge

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The Nigerian national who was arrested on suspicion of murdering prominent Nairobi lawyer Elizabeth Koki has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Appearing before the Machakos High Court on Tuesday, Kadima denied the murder charge, with his bail hearing set for March 2, 2021.

The victim, Elkizabeth Koki, was represented in court by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) legal team comprising of President Nelson Havi, Vice-President Carolyne Kamende, Herine Kabita, and Esther Ang’awa.

The LSK legal team led by President Nelson Havi at the Machakos High Court holding brief for murder victim Elizabeth Koki on Tuesday. PHOTO/ COURTESY.

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 January 10 morning.

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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.

 “Our boys smoked him out of his hideout, at a lodging in the city,” said the detectives. “Kadima had tried to outsmart our officers by driving his getaway car to Riruta, to create a false impression on his whereabouts. However, our sleuths were too clever for his antics.”

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The 33-year-old lawyer was buried in January 23 at his parents’ home in Nakuru.

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