Mathe wa Ngara asks to be released on bail as her medical condition could get worse
Kigunzu, who on Monday collapsed during the hearing of her bail application told the court her medical condition needs constant review and medication, and is afraid that if denied bail her condition will get worse.
Appearing before magistrate Njeri Thuku, Kigunzu dismissed allegations that she is a flight risk and that she will abscond court proceedings.
Through her lawyer Danstan Omari, Kigunzu said although she was arrested in Nairobi CBD, her children were arrested in a residential arguing that she has a home and the police offers know.
She further refuted claims that she will interfere with witnesses in the case, saying that all the witnesses are police officers and she has no powers to interfere with them.
Also present in court were Kigunzu’s co-accused Teresia Wanjiru and two others, who also sought to be released on bail.
Through their lawyers, the accused persons say that the prosecution has not established compelling reasons to warrant their stay in remand.
The prosecution had asked the court not to release the four on bail so as not to poison the society.
"The accused persons be isolated from society so they do not continue poisoning the society in which they live in," reads the prosecution’s affidavit.
Stephen Chesire who is the investigating the case against the accused persons says that if released the accused will abscond court adding that they are a flight risk and their place of abode is not known .
The prosecution further say that they are planning to engage vital witnesses who upon interviewing and recording their statements may lead to more arrests of the accomplices.
"Should the respondents be released before the investigations are complete, there is likelihood that they will interfere with the investigations and compilation of evidence," court was told.
The prosecution argues that it believes it has a strong evidence against the accused.
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