Francis Gichanga appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi and denied one count of Accessory after the fact to murder contrary to the law.
The court was informed that on May 30,2020 at a house number 9, Umoja II Estate in Embakasi Sub-County, Gichanga assisted David Migwi, charged with the said murder by disposing off unknown African Female adult.
He is accused of enabling Migwi the first suspect to escape punishment with the knowledge that Migwi was guilty of the offence of murder.
The accused was released on a bond of Sh 200,000 or a cash bail of Sh 100,000.
On June 25,2020 Migwi was charged with murder after the unknown woman’s body was retrieved from his house before it was dumped in Umoja.
He denied the charges before Justice Grace Ngenye of Milimani law courts last week and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) opposed bail and bonds for him.
DCI’s inspector John Kanampiu who is investigating the case has sworn the affidavit to oppose Kariuki being freed pending trial.
The body had been dumped by a garbage collector hired by Kariuki’s landlady Nancy Wanja and caretaker to her buildings Nicholas Kimanthi.
The yet to be identified woman’s body was found dumped in Tumaini Primary school ground in Umoja on May 31 and DCI investigations established it was removed from Kariuki’s rented house within the area.
The head, arms and legs had been dumped at a dumpsite in Umoja and the torso later spotted by hawkers and motorists wrapped in black polythene sack along Landhies road near Nacico Plaza who reported to Kamukunji police station.
She was found on April 28 at dawn hours after she left a night club with Kariuki. The head and limbs were found at a dumpsite in Umoja.