DPP approves murder charges against assistant chief’s daughter

19-year-old Alexina Musinzi was arraigned in Kakamega on June 24, 2019 over allegations of killing a KCPE candidate. The investigation officer constable Athman Ali requested the court days to allow the suspect to go for mental assessment and be brought back. [Duncan Ocholla/Standard]

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has approved murder charges against a daughter of an assistant chief alleged to have murdered a class eight girl over a love affair.

This is after the investigations revealed that the suspect who is a Form Four candidate stabbed the deceased after an altercation. The two are alleged to have fought over a boda boda rider, with whom they had a love affair.

The DPP further noted that a psychiatric test for Electine Musinzi, 19, was positive confirming she is fit to answer the capital offence.

According to documents tendered in court, Musinzi, who has been in police custody for two weeks is alleged to have killed Angela Sitati Sinakha on June 22, at Lukose Village, Kakamega East Sub-County.

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The documents reveal that the suspect had been called by her boyfriend Centric Ligovere Shinonje, at the nearby shopping centre to pick some items.

After that, she is said to have met Ligovere with Angela, who was a class eight pupil at Lukose Primary School.

The suspect reportedly asked Angela whether she knew Ligovere was her (suspect’s) boyfriend, to which Angela replied that she was not aware.

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The assistant chief’s daughter, then confronted the deceased leading to a physical fight. The boda boda rider is said to have vanished in the vicinity leaving the two girls in a fist fight.

It is then that the suspect is said to have drawn a kitchen knife, and stabbed Sitati on the left side of the neck after which she fell down and passed out.

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After the heinous act, she escaped to a nearby village to stay with her aunt while an angry mob set ablaze her father’s house in revenge.

Musinzi was however arrested by officers attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) from Shinyalu Police Station and arraigned but the investigating officer, Police Constable Athman Ali obtained court order to detain the suspect for 10 days to allow for investigations.

The body was picked from the scene by the officers who recovered the murder weapon set to be used as prosecution exhibit during her trial.

According to a postmortem report signed by Kakamega Chief Pathologist Dixon Mchana, the cause of death was external blood loss due to sharp force trauma following assault (stab wound).

The pathologist further submitted nail bed and coastal cartridge to the government chemist for further analysis.

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The suspect is said to have been aggrieved because she had been suspended from her school for the love affair with Livogere.

Kakamega Resident Magistrate Noelyne Akee ordered that the suspect be detained at Kakamega Women’s Prison awaiting her arraignment at the High Court to answer murder charge.

The matter shall be mentioned on Tuesday.

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