A woman who was in the company of Machakos Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka when he collapsed at an apartment in Nairobi’s Kilimani estate has been arraigned in court.
45-year-old Esther Nthenya Muli, a high school teacher, appeared before Milimani Principal Magistrate Daniel Ndingu on Monday where the court allowed police to detain her for seven days pending the completion of investigations into the incident.
Senator Kabaka was rushed to the Nairobi Hospital in critical condition on December 4th and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
This came hours after he checked in at the apartment located along Elgeyo Marakwet Road in Kilimani accompanied by Ms. Muli, according to a police report.
During interrogation, Muli who lives in Wote, Machakos County told police that she was with the senator in the house when he suddenly complained of severe headache and asked her to find some paracetamols.
She added that the senator became unconscious forcing her to inform the apartment’s management who called paramedics and was rushed to the hospital.
“The scene was processed by crime scene support services and evidence found at the scene forwarded to the Government analyst for analysis since most of them are perishable,” the police report stated.
Police are planning to have Muli, who teaches at Mathemba Secondary School, charged with attempted murder. The court heard that Senator Kabaka is still in critical condition after he underwent urgent surgery to improve his condition.
Muli will be held at Kilimani police station until December 14th when the case will be mentioned.