Arrest Warrant Issued for Omar Lali's Friends

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    Omar Lali poses for a photo with the late Tecra Muigai
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  • A Nairobi court has issued an arrest warrant for Omar Lali's three friends - Kusai Lali, Ali Bakari and Abdul Hakina. 

    Principal Magistrate Zainab Abdul, on Wednesday, June 9, issued the orders after the trio failed to appear in court after they were summoned. 

    Police claimed that the three were believed to be the first people at the scene in the Lamu house where Keroche heiress Tecra Muigai was injured prior to death.

    Magistrate Abdul also summoned Omar Lali to appear in court, lamenting that he had not honoured three earlier summons. 

    Omar Lali, the late Keroche heiress boyfriend, celebrates after DPP Noording Haji terminates court proceedings against him on Thursday, July 16.
    Omar Lali, the late Keroche heiress boyfriend, celebrates after DPP Noording Haji terminates court proceedings against him on Thursday, July 16.
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    “They have failed to heed summonses to appear before the inquest to testify. 

    "I, therefore, issue a warrant of arrest for them to be brought to court,” the magistrate declared. 

    The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji dropped murder charges against Lali, who was with Tecra when she allegedly fell from a staircase at a house they were residing in. Haji cited lack of enough evidence and opened a public inquest into billionaire Tabitha Karanja's daughter’s death. 

    11 witnesses were lined up to testify against Lali. 3 of the 11 requested their identity to be hidden as they feared repercussions and attacks from Lali's associates. 

    The magistrate directed that the three will provide their recorded evidence in secrecy as they were Lamu residents. 

    "I have keenly listened to the request presented by the prosecution to protect the three witnesses. The prosecution has convinced me and I, therefore, grant its request," Abdul ruled on Wednesday, June 9. 

    According to the court, the three were two nurses and a friend of the deceased heiress. 

    Tecra Muigai (left) with her boyfriend Omar Lali (right)
    The late Tecra Muigai (left) with her boyfriend Omar Lali (right)