A man alleged to have murdered his brother two years ago was on Friday arraigned after being on the run since 2017, pending a warrant of arrest.
Vincent Andaje Ndungah is alleged to have murdered Sammy Anekeah on the night of September 6, 2017, at their home in Isulu Village, Kakamega Central.
The investigating officer applied to have the suspect, a primary school teacher, undergo a mental test to confirm if he is fit to stand trial.
Inspector Kiprono Mosonik told the court the suspect was arrested in Kitengela, Kajiado County, on June 22 after a concerted effort by officers from Kakamega and Kajiado.
Anekeah was found murdered in the morning of September 7, 2017.
A postmortem report revealed he may have been strangled to death.
Prior to his death, the deceased had a confrontation with Andaje but officers could not at the time place the suspect at the scene of murder.
The matter was initially directed to proceed by way of public inquest but the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ordered that Andaje be charged with murder.
Mosonik told the court the suspect, a former teacher at Kakamega Hill School, fled, making the officers seek warrants of arrest.
“The suspect herein had been arrested but released when the matter was scheduled to proceed by way of public inquest. He fled Kakamega and has been on the run for the said period with a warrant of arrest still pending to be executed,” said the investigating officer.
Kakamega Senior Principal Magistrate Dolphine Alego ordered that the suspect remains in custody at Kakamega Central Police Station for two days.
The matter will be mentioned on June 27.
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