Man charged with attempted murder wants to travel to UK to ‘meet surrogate’
A Nairobi businessman who is alleged to have attempted to kill a politician from Wajir County now wants the court to allow him to travel to the United Kingdom (UK).
Jamal Mohamed told the court that he needs his traveling documents and would appear in court whenever needed.
“My wife is in the UK and we have been trying to conceive a baby through natural means for years but in vain, we have scheduled a medical procedure to be done in UK and we have to meet the surrogate mother on June 21,” Jamal told the court.
The prosecution has, however, opposed the application stating that the accused is a flight risk, further adding that he is a foreigner. The court was told that, if released, Jamal would abscond court as he is facing serious charges of causing grievous harm.
The court also heard that the accused had not produced any documents to prove that indeed he was travelling for medical services.
Magistrate Kimaiyo however granted the accused the chance to formally file the application on June 14 and serve the prosecution.
Jamal is charged with assaulting and causing grievous harm to former Wajir South parliamentary aspirant Hussein Muhumed on September 17, 2017, in Eastleigh area, Nairobi.
He was also charged with being in Kenya illegally.
Jamal denied all the charges and was released on a Kenyan surety bond of Ksh.300, 000.
The case will be heard on July 2, 2018.