Anne Adhiambo, the key suspect in the murder of Nairobi Hospital Finance Director Eric Maigo, has pled guilty to the murder charges.
When she appeared before High Court Judge Kaanyi Kimondo on Thursday to enter a plea, the charges were read to her three times in Swahili; she constantly said, “Ni Ukweli.”
According to the prosecution, the suspect is an adult of sound mind.
As she filed her plea, the court told her of the potential repercussions and offered her time to consult with her attorneys.
“Nakupa muda zaidi Ndio uweze kuongea na wakili wako ambaye Yuko mahakamani mzungumze wakuelezee vizuri kile unachoambia mahakama …,” the judge said.
The matter has now been referred to the Kibera law courts where she will be expected to take plea again.
Meanwhile, she will be held at the Langata women’s prison pending the mention of the case on November 8.
Adhiambo, was arraigned last Wednesday, with the prosecution requesting that the suspects be held until the investigation is completed.
At the time, the court heard that CCTV footage and blood stains from the murder scene, both of which are important in the case, were yet to be analyzed.
Adhiambo was captured on CCTV escaping from the scene of Maigo’s murder on the morning of 15th of October at Jamhuri area of Nairobi.
She was arrested at Olympic in Kibra after efforts by detectives were backed by members of the public who provided intelligence on her whereabouts.
Adhiambo stands accused of being behind the gruesome murder of Maigo, whose lifeless body was found in his house bearing 25 stab wounds.