Businessman Nabbed After Taking Poison Over Murder of Female Officer

A Nairobi-based businessman was arrested in connection with the murder of a female police officer, Robinah Moraa, who was based at Naiberi Police Station in Uasin Gishu.

An Eldoret court directed that a suspect linked to the murder be taken for medical examination at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Eldoret High Court Judge, Grace Sitati, issued the directive when the suspect was arraigned in court Monday morning.

The suspect, Joshua Ogachi, allegedly attempted suicide by taking poison.

The frail-looking Ogachi was even unable to stand at the dock on his own and had to be supported by security officers when he was brought to court.

He was arrested by detectives in Nakuru on Friday while seeking treatment at the Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital, Nakuru, after swallowing some poison in an attempt to end his life.

Moraa, who is suspected to have been murdered by her estranged lover, was found lying in a pool of blood in her rented house in Annex area, on Thursday last week.

She had several stab wounds on the head and on her body.

The police took Moraa’s body to the Moi Referral Hospital mortuary. A postmortem will be done this week.

Judge Sitati directed that the suspect be arraigned in court on Tuesday, September 17 after undergoing treatment

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