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Maxine Wahome to face murder charges over Asad’s death

Khan who was also a rally driver died in December after a fight with Maxine.

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Kenyan rally driver Maxine Wahome is likely to be charged with the murder of deceased boyfriend Asad Khan.

Khan who was also a rally driver died in December after a fight with Maxine.

Wahome who is out on bond appeared before trial magistrate Bernard Ochoi for the mention of her case on Thursday. She was first brought to court when the incident happened before Khan passed on.

At the time police were investigating grievous harm charges against her.

Asad Khan had also alleged that he and his girlfriend had a little  domestic squabble.

The fight allegedly led to him sustaining injuries and losing a lot of blood that may have led to his death.

The DPP through state counsel James Gachoka has requested the court to grant them 14 days to conclude investigations in the matter.

Gachoka said the investigating officer had not received the DNA results of the case and they needed two weeks to complete investigations, now that the victim has since passed on and they are no longer investigating assault but murder.

Through her lawyers, Wahome requested the court to vacate the orders by the court that had directed her to appear at the police station every Thursday to help with investigations.

However, Ochoi dismissed the request saying that the two weeks requested by the DPP to complete investigations cannot jeopardize her.

She further objected to lawyer Cliff Ombeta appearing in court to represent Khan’s family saying it’s too early for him to be in the matter since she has not been charged.

Wahome said Ombeta should allow police to conduct investigations. This was after Ombeta wanted to make submissions on behalf of victims in the matter.

However, the magistrate in his ruling said Ombeta had only indicated to the court that they are not participating in investigations but only pointing out areas of concern to be investigated.

He, therefore, allowed the victim’s lawyer to make his submissions.

Ombeta in his submissions said he has been instructed by the family to watch brief in court and he concurred that further investigations need to be carried out in the matter.

He said they have written to the DPP to direct the investigating officer in the matter to probe some areas, which they feel were not properly covered.

The case  will be mentioned on January 30th for the prosecution to confirm whether the investigations will be complete.

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