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Molo taxi driver ordered to undergo forensic testing amid murder probe

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A Molo Sub County taxi driver is set to undergo a DNA examination and mental disorder assessment pending the completion of investigations into the death of his lover, who was found unconscious inside his car.

The suspect, Eric Wachira, will also have his phone taken for forensic analysis, along with a mobile phone belonging to his lover, Elizabeth Gatonya.

These orders follow an application by Police Constable Brian Makanga, who sought to have Wachira remanded at Rongai Police Station for 21 days pending the completion of the murder investigation.

PC Makanga told a Molo court that Gatonya left her parents’ home on May 26 at Ol Rongai Trading Centre, never to be seen alive again. Her body was later found covered in a blanket and stashed inside the boot of a saloon car.

Interestingly, the vehicle’s owner-driver, Wachira, was also at the scene, along with another eyewitness, Julia Mwehia, who reportedly called Gatonya’s brother to the scene of the incident.

The vehicle, which was impounded and is now detained at Rongai Police Station, was also used to ferry Gatonya to the local dispensary, where she was referred to Nakuru General Hospital upon examination.

At the hospital, she was declared dead on arrival, with initial physical examination showing she had deep wounds on her body.

Resident Magistrate Kristine Mugo directed that the case be mentioned on June 24 for further directives, while Wachira remains in custody.

KNA
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