70-year-old Nakuru granny hit with murder charges

A granny who allegedly killed her neighbour in Gilgil, Nakuru County was Wednesday arraigned in court on murder charges.

However, Mary Nyaguthii, 70,  did not plead to the charges after the police filed an application to hold her for three more days to allow completion of investigations.

Nakuru Resident Magistrate Yvonne Khatambi directed Nyaguthii be held at Elementaita Police Station pending completion of investigations.

The suspect is accused of having murdered Loise Njeri at Kanorero village in Gilgil under unclear circumstances.

It is believed that the deceased had gone to fetch water from Nyaguthii’s water tank as has been the norm with many villagers in the neighbourhood.

According to the deceased’s father-in-law, John Ngige, the suspect was a generous woman who assisted locals with clean water and was surprised when he received the news on the killing.

The suspect was arrested immediately after residents flocked her home and called the police who took her to Elementaita Police Station. The body of the deceased was taken to Nakuru County mortuary.

Mr. Ngige said they were left in shock since there was no dispute between the suspect and the deceased or their families when the incident happened.

According to a section of the residents, the suspect might be senile considering her age and the sudden reaction.

She will appear in court on Friday for plea taking.