3 Sisters Trapped in Father's Murder

  • A court drama took centre stage in Nairobi as three sisters accused of killing their father denied the charges.

    The sisters, Christine Ngendo, Agnes Nyambura and Alice Makunyiare were in court over the murder of Francis Waweru Mutua which happened on January 6, 2013 in Dagoretti Corner, Nairobi.

    Ms Ngendo and Ms Nyambura on Monday confessed to having family disputes but refuted claims of ending the life of their father, saying on that material day they were not in the house.

    The court heard that Mr Mutua was found dead in his seven-bedroomed house in Kawangware area, and that police recovered from one of the daughters' rooms, a metal rod confirmed to have been used in the murder.

    According to the prosecution, Mutua lived together with his wife and daughters but before he died, the deceased had ordered the four to leave his house owing to numerous wrangles. 

    The prosecution added that Mr Mutua had contemplated leaving his house to the wife, Lucy Njeri Waweru, and the daughters, suppose they refused to vacate.

    A twist of events unfolded during the trial when it emerged that one of their brother's was also charged with killing his own wife.

    On the other hand, their mother, who was accused alongside her daughters, passed on three months after the trial began.

    Taking the witness stand on Monday, Ms Nyambura claimed that on the day their father was killed, she was out drinking with his younger brother.

    However, the prosecution stated that Nyambura lived in her father's house with the son, whom on that day was taken to sleep somewhere else in order for the sisters to execute their plan.

    The trial will resume on March 13.