University lecturer detained for 10 days over son’s decomposing body

by Mahakamani News
Inside the suspects house located in south B

The University of Nairobi, School of Nursing lecturer who was arrested at Kifaru apartments, South B estate in Nairobi will be detained for 10 more days.

The lecturer, Ann Inyama, will remain in custody at the Industrial area police station for purposes of further investigations following the discovery of a decomposing body in her house on Thursday 24 October, 2019. The body is believed to be of his 13 year old son.

In an affidavit filed at the Makadara law courts, detective Dickens Ondingo said that the lecturer was suspected of murder because as at the time that the police broke into her house -which had been locked from inside- she had been found inside a closet hiding. He requested for the court to detain her in order to allow further investigations.

“The investigations are complex and the suspect’s mental status seems impaired. She needs to be taken before a psychiatrist for assessment,” Ondingo said.

The police visited the suspects house after the apartments caretaker, Stephen Mwangi, reported sighting a lifeless body inside a house during his daily rounds. The caretaker got curious after smelling a pungent odour emitting from the house.

Appearing before senior principal magistrate Angelo Githinji, the detective said that the police broke into the house and retrieved the body of Emmanuel Solomon Inyama a standard six pupil studying at Riara Academy.

The lecturer is allegedly suspected to have stayed in for a period of 10 days.

The suspect put on a calm and undisturbed demeanor in the docks. She also did not object the prosecutions application but raised issue with the 10 day period terming it long and unnecessary.

The suspect will appear before the court on November 5, 2019.

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