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The widow of Mbiyu Koinange Eddah Wanjiru and step son David Njuno acquitted of murder charges

15th December, 2014

The widow of the late cabinet minister Mbiyu Koinange, Eddah Wanjiru and her step son David Njuno have been acquitted of murder charges by a Nakuru court. They had been accused in the murder case of slain maasai lands activist Moses ole Mpoe. Lady justice Janet Mulwa, who delivered the judgment on behalf of justice Hellen Omondi set the accused free due to insufficient evidence. She said the charges were based on mere suspicion. The judge said the case had numerous loopholes that the prosecutions failed to seal. The two were acquitted of the murder together with five other accused persons. The case has been linked to a dispute over the 4,200 acre controversial Muthera farm in Mau Narok. The farm owned by the family of the late Mbiyu Koinange has been embroiled in a protracted ownership dispute. Mpoe and Paarsaiya ole Kintu were shot dead by a gun man at Soilo junction on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway in December 2010. Mpoe’s family has expressed displeasure with the ruling