Maxine Wahome Recounts Boyfriend's Death in Latest Court Statement

Kenyan Rally driver Maxine Wahome
Kenyan Rally driver Maxine Wahome.
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On Wednesday, March 15, Maxine Wahome turned tables on the late Asad Khan noting that she was the victim of his abusive behavior.

In her affidavit filed in the High Court in Nairobi, the rally driver divulged that Khan died due to self-inflicted injuries when he tried to harm her.

While maintaining that she was not guilty for Khan's murder, she narrated that on the morning of December 12, 2022, the deceased woke up in a vicious frame of mind.

An image of rally driver Asad Khan in a past rallying event.
An image of rally driver Asad Khan in a past rallying event.

She claimed that he ordered her to leave the house and was getting physical towards her which then prompted her to run to the balcony for cover and shut the door.

She added that Asad then tried to break down the door using his feet.

“That, in the process, he attacked me and I took refuge at the balcony of the apartment where the deceased attempted to break the door using his feet," Wahome recounted.

In her affidavit, the rally driver noted that Khan hurt himself on the door and took himself to the hospital.

Furthermore, she noted that she was advised by her parents not to leave the house and instead wait for the police to arrive, which she did.

Upon arrival, the police arrested her as one of the first suspects but she pleaded for lenient bail terms maintaining that she is not a flight risk.

Through her lawyers, Philip Murgor, Steve Kimathi, and Andrew Musanghi, she also assured the court that she will attend all future court sessions and will not intimidate, threaten, nor interfere with the witnesses who are bound to testify against her.

Asad’s family lawyers Danstan Omari, Cliff Ombeta, and Shadrack Wambui, notified the presiding judge, Justice Mutende, that they weren’t yet served with Maxine’s bail application.

The judge then gave Khan’s family lawyers two days to respond to the bail application once they receive it.

On March 7, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions charged Maxine Wahome with the murder of Asad Khan.

Initially, the ODPP wanted to charge her with causing grievous bodily harm. The charge changed when Khan succumbed to the injuries at a Nairobi Hospital where he was in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Senior Counsel Philip Murgor submitting his submission at the Supreme Court on August 31, 2022
Senior Counsel Philip Murgor submitting his petition at the Supreme Court on August 31, 2022
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