Court finds man accused of killing Swiss couple fit for murder trial

Geofrey Mwaki appearing before a Mombasa court. PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mombasa, KENYA: Medical assessment report presented in a Mombasa court showed that a man accused of allegedly killing a Swiss couple in Mombasa is fit to stand for murder trial.

Geoffrey Mwaki alias Jeff is accused of killing Paul Werner Borner and Marriane Borner before dumping their bodies in Kiembeni area.

The court had earlier granted investigative officer more time to detain Mr.Mwaki in order to allow investigations to be completed.

According to the police report, the three suspects who are said to be relatives and friends of the accused person are still at large.

Mr. Mwaki was an employee of the deceased foreigners.

Mombasa deputy Registrar George Kiage has directed the court registry to give a lawyer to the accused person before pleading to murder charges.

Mr.Kiage also ordered the accused person to be detained at Shimo la Tewa until 26th September 2017 when the case will be mentioned.

Meanwhile, a man who allegedly killed his wife in Nyali area was on Tuesday arraigned in Mombasa court.

Mombasa deputy register George Kiage directed the officer in charge of Shimo la Tewa maximum prison to take Samuel Malava Mukoyani for medical assessment.

Samuel Malava Mukoyani appearing before a Mombasa court on Tuesday. PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mr.Mukoyani is accused of killing his wife Salome Kathambi on the 30th August 2017, in Kisauni area in Mombasa County.

The accused person is set  to be charged with  murder on the 26th September 2017.

Court directed registry to provide a lawyer for the suspect.