More Trouble for Briton Accused of Killing Kenyan Girlfriend

  • The British national accused of killing his Kenyan girlfriend on Monday faced more charges after it emerged that he gave a false statement.

    Richard Alden is set to answer to additional charges of possessing a firearm without a certificate come June 30.

    The new charges are set to jeopardise Alden's application for bail after senior state counsel Catherine Mwaniki petitioned the court to further hold the accused in custody until the case was determined.

    Alden had earlier told the court that he was a licensed firearm holder in a case which he is accused of killing Grace Wangeci Kinyanjui, at his home in Karen, Nairobi.

    Ms Mwaniki submitted that Alden could not be trusted since he gave contradicting statements on the matter.

    She told the court that Alden would disturb public order if released as well as interfere with crucial witnesses including his maid in Karen.

    Alden's lawyer Evans Monari had told the court that the deceased died after trying to take selfies with the gun allegedly owned by the former Mwananchi Group Chief Executive officer.

    The Briton's lawyer further told the judge that there was no evidence linking his client to the crime, highlighting that Alden was greatly aggrieved by the loss of his alleged girlfriend.

    Alden is expected back in court on June 30 when his bail application will be determined.

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