Strathmore University lecturer suspected of killing wife released on sh100,000 bond


A Strathmore University lecturer suspected of killing his wife on January 1st, 2018 at their home in Lavington, Nairobi has been released on a Bond of Sh 100,000 pending completion of investigation.

High court judge, Justice Luka Kimaru also ordered Frederick Onyango Ogola to present himself before the DCI homicide section today to assist police with further investigations.

State counsel Catherine Mwaniki wanted the suspect to be detained for two more days stating that the suspect was booked in on Friday at 6 pm.

She told the court that Ogola was not availed to the police as had been earlier been indicated to court.

However the Suspect’s lawyer told the court that it took time for him to be released from Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted. He added that he did not have the contacts of the other counsels to communicate.

Mwaniki said that post-mortem was conducted and showed the cause of death could have been a stroke in layman’s terms.

“The suspect has been taken for a toxicological assessment to rule out any inducement. We want to rule out whether there could have been any commissions on the part of the suspect,” said Mwaniki.

Ogola was arrested on January 2nd after the death of his wife Rebecca Mwachongo at the Agha Khan University Hospital, where he had rushed her for treatment on Monday.

Dagoretti police commander Rashid Mohamed had said Ogola will remain in custody until investigations are concluded.

The postmortem report had indicated that Mwachongo had no physical injuries.

According to the Nairobi Police Commander, Japheth Koome, the deceased was in a heated argument with the suspect before things took a turn for the worst.

”She was taken to hospital to hospital unconscious after that evening after the fight but she succumbed to her injuries,” Mr Koome said.

Ogolla had posted on his Facebook account it was painful to lose his wife and that he was ‘hurt’.

The couple is said to have a seven-week-old baby before the incident.