Lawyer linked to foreigner’s death to take mental test

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 00:00 |
John Hari Gakinya.

The High Court in Nairobi yesterday ordered that a lawyer linked to the murder of a Belgian woman be mentally examined.

Justice Daniel Ogembo directed the prosecution to escort John Hari Gakinya, to Mathari Teaching and Referral Hospital for the mandatory psychiatric test that will determine his fitness to stand murder trial.

Gakinya is accused of killing Dysseleer Mireille Lesoipa between December 11, 2018 and July 15, last year jointly with others at an unknown place. Prior to Lesoipa murder, the suspect was allegedly involved in her succession case.

Went missing

The prosecution said Gakinya was arrested on Friday by homicide detectives and detained at Muthaiga Police Station in Nairobi pending the completion of investigations.

It is said Lesoipa went missing from her home in Milimani, Nakuru county in June last year. 

Gakinya’s arrest brings the number of people linked to Lesoipa’s disappearance and possible murder to two. Another suspect, Lucy Waithera, was arrested three weeks ago.

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