Omar Lali summoned as inquest into death of Tecra Muigai continues


A court in Nairobi has issued summons for Omar Lali and six others to give their evidence in the inquest into the death of Tecra Muigai.

The magistrate hearing the inquest noted that 11 witnesses had mentioned Lali’s name several times.

“Omar Lali has been mentioned severally and therefore important for him to attend. I issue summons for him to appear in court in person or even through his lawyer,” the court ruled.

Lawyer Elisha Ongwae, who is representing the deceased’s family, had told the court that Lali is a compellable witness and a person of interest in the ongoing inquest.

33 more witnesses are expected to appear in court.

Tabitha Karanja, the deceased’s mother, told the court earlier in the week that she found out that her daughter had made bank transactions and M-Pesa transfers to Lali’s account.

She said she got concerned by what was going on, adding that her daughter was too young to have been sending money to an older man.

“I  became suspicious because Tecra was a young girl compared to Lali, so when you see her giving money to this old man I was suspicious…it should be the other way round,” she testified.

Mrs. Karanja said all she wants is justice adding that her family as well as the nation lost through Tecra’s death.

A friend of her daughter’s reportedly found her lying unconscious at the apartment she was living in with her boyfriend in Lamu. Blood was oozing from her mouth.

“It was on Tuesday last week when one of our friends found her in a coma in the house. By that time, her boyfriend was still asleep in the house. We had to wake him up. He was in shock after finding out that she was immobile,” a friend of the deceased told the Daily Nation.

Her friends then called the mother who sent a private helicopter to pick Ms Muigai from the Manda airport.

However, Ms. Muigai who had bled considerably succumbed to her injuries while receiving treatment.

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