Chelele murder case transferred to Naivasha High Court
The High Court in Kericho on Monday transferred the murder case against former police officer Eric Musila over the alleged murder of his estranged wife Diana Chelele to the Naivasha High Court.
Kericho High Court Judge Hedwig Ong’udi directed that the matter be transferred to Naivasha where the accused will take plea before the resident magistrate on Tuesday.
The case failed to kick off at the Kericho court on Monday after a key witness failed to turn up for the second time running.
Musila was accused of murdering his musician wife late last year after her mutilated body was found at her home in Kapkwen.
The Kalenjin secular artiste’s burial held on January 21 was attended by thousands of mourners drawn from different parts of the country who gave her an emotional send off at her Kapkwen residence in Bomet County.
Leaders who attended the burial led by Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto called for proper investigations into the events that led to the musician’s death.
Ruto further promised to provide a legal team to pursue the case and ensure that the property of the deceased is safeguarded.
During Musila’s first hearing at the Kericho Law Courts, security was kept tight to restrain members of the public who tried to gain access to the chambers where he was being held.
The irate crowd, most of who were part her large fan base, wanted to lynch the singer’s husband, calling for the intervention of anti-riot police officers who were called in to disperse the crowd.