"Asad Khan was a drunk, violent; I'm the victim" - Maxine Wahome tells court
- Senior Counsel Philip Murgor, Andrew Kimani and Stephen Musangi told presiding judge (Mutende) that their client has demonstrated willingness to attend trial and abide by all conditions to be set if she is released on bond or bail.
- "She religiously attended court and submitted herself to the investigators whenever she was required."
High court has directed that pre-bail report be availed by Friday, March 24 in a matter where rally driver Maxine Wahome has been charged with murder of his boyfriend, Asad Khan.
Lady Justice Lilian Mutende also directed the matter to be mentioned on Monday next week to confirm compliance
The matter was coming up for bail/bond application hearing. Maxine Muringo Wahome through her lawyers made an application seeking to have her released on bond or bail pending trial.
Senior Counsel Philip Murgor, Andrew Kimani and Stephen Musangi told presiding judge (Mutende) that their client has demonstrated willingness to attend trial and abide by all conditions to be set if she is released on bond or bail.
'No compelling reasons'
They submitted that from the previous record that Maxine has cooperated with investigative officers right from the time she was given a cash bail of KSh100,000 by chief magistrate court.
"She religiously attended court and submitted herself to the investigators whenever she was required."
The lawyers told the judges that from the evidence held by the prosecution, there are no compelling reasons that has been adduced to enable the court deny the accused bail.
They argued that failure by the accused to visit the deceased at the hospital may have been caused by fear and she chose to restrain herself and subsequently absconded the funeral for fear of being attacked by the family.
In their application, Wahome's lawyers say the deceased was a drunkard and became violent on 12th December and chased her away from the house.
“Asad was a mechanic who helped Maxine fix her rally cars and when she got famous, all the sponsorship money ended up in the hands of Asad and his brother Adil,” Murgor said, adding, “those sponsorships went straight to Asad and his brother Adil and as she stands here she does not have anything in her pocket and very little in her bank account.”
Murgor also alleged that Khan’s brother Adil Khan is in possession of her rally car and he is demanding KSh2.9 million before he releases it.
Justice Mutende noted that the allegations were extreme and she would not record it.
However the prosecution maintained that if the accused is released on bail she is likely to interfere with witnesses.
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