A Kenyan woman whose boyfriend allegedly collapsed and died during sex has been detained for 14 more days.
A Nairobi court on Tuesday allowed police to continue holding Ms. Joyce Wairimu pending completion of investigations into possible murder of 35-year-old Robert Maina.
Maina, a theatre nurse attached to Kenyatta National Hospital, is reported to have fainted and died while making love with Ms. Wairimu at his house in Nairobi’s Dandora estate on January 6th.
The order to detain the suspect for 14 more days was issued by senior principal magistrate Merisa Opondo following an application filed by investigating officer Josephat Wafula of Dandora DCI offices.
“There is a need to conduct extensive investigations and record comprehensive statements, obtain medical reports of the respondent (Wairimu) from a psychiatrist and conduct a postmortem on the body of the deceased,” Wafula said in his application.
He added: “There are some assorted drugs recovered from the deceased’s house and remains of food that are yet to be taken to the government chemist for analysis for further action.”
The detective argued that the matter under probe is serious and requires extra time to secure evidence, adding that if released, the suspect would likely interfere with evidence.