Court has directed that Nakumatt Holdings transport manager alleged to have shot and killed a colleague be taken for a mental examination before pleading to murder charges.
The Manager, Abdul Kairo is said to have fatally shot 23 year old Stephen Wafula Musumbi twice in the chest under unclear circumstances.
The accused is alleged to have committed the offense at the supermarket’s Headquarters along Mombasa Road, Nairobi, on November 10th 2015.
Justice Jessie Lessit directed the mental assessment be conducted at the Mathare Hospital, Nairobi and thereafter be detained at the Industrial Area police station until July 18th when he will answer to the charges.
Threatening colleagues with a panga
Michael Ndung’u, Nakumatt head of security was reported in the media having told police the deceased who appeared to be mentally disturbed started chasing his colleagues while armed with a panga.
One of the workers sustained a panga cut while the rest fled to safety.
It is alleged that Kairo, who is a licensed firearm holder shot the deceased at point blank when the accused attacked him.
Kairo’s Berreta pistol loaded with nine bullets was confiscated for the case and the cartridges found at the scene taken for ballistic examination.
This was the second killing within the locality of Nakumatt Headquarters, the largest supermarket chain in the country this year.
A Nakumatt accountant, Philip Maroko, was accused of colluding with a police officer and a boda boda operator to kill Nakumatt’s Internal Audit Manager James Maina on May 7th near the Headquarters after he uncovered a multimillion scandal within the company.