Man accused of killing fiancée pleads not guilty

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 14:30 | By

David Siloba, who has been  accused in  connection  to the killing of his fiancée 10 months ago, has denied the murder charge before High Court in Eldoret.

Siloba, who looked relaxed in the dock, pleaded not guilty to the murder of Fiona Kisuya, 25, when he appeared before Justice Stephen Githinji.

A mental examination report that was presented in court by the
prosecution showed that the suspect was fit to stand trial for the
murder of his slain lover.

This follows an order that was issued by the Judge eight months ago to
the authorities at Eldoret GK prison to take the suspect to Mathare
National Teaching and Referral Hospital in Nairobi to be examined for
his mental status before he can be allowed to take plea over the death
of his girl friend is alleged to have killed.

Justice Githinji had acted on recommendation by a psychiatrist
attached to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret where the
murder suspect had first been referred to for medical attention.

Siloba was charged with the killing of Kisuya on 24th February 2019 at
their Kapsoya estate house in the outskirt of Eldoret town, Uasin
Gishu County.

The accused who had been deported from US a few months ago where he
was staying with his family over alleged drugs and other criminal
related activities, murdered the deceased in a painful way .

He is said to have used a panga and knife to kill the deceased before
stuffing her body parts in water tank.

He was in the process of setting the body ablaze in an attempt to
cover up the heinous act before police officers who had been tipped
about the incident arrested him.

The suspect has been at the Eldoret GK remand prison since he was
arrested by the police ten months ago.

 Justice Githinji directed that he be locked up at the same facility
until 21st November when his bond application will be heard.

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