BY SAM ALFAN.
The high court in Nairobi has freed a British national -Carl Gary Singleton who had been accused of killing his 21-year-old girlfriend whom he met on Facebook.
Judge Hedwig Ongu’di said that the evidence adduced and relied on by the prosecution is incredible and therefore wanting.
“In conclusion I find that the accused Carly Gary Singleton is not guilty of the murder of Peris Asley Agumbi and I acquit him under section 306(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code. He shall be set free unless otherwise lawfully held under a separate warrant, “court ruled.
The court noted that Camilta Nabwire whose phone the deceased used to contact her parents was not called as a witness by the prosecution. According to court, Camilta was a very crucial witness.
The deceased was a fourth year student at the University of Nairobi. Singleton had been arrested at Gachie Market on November 23.
According to police, he had been a suspect following an earlier report by the deceased who was diabetic, that he had flushed her lifesaving medicine down the toilet. Agumbi died in hospital of diabetic hypertension and respiratory failure.
The two had allegedly met online through Facebook and Singleton had flown into the country on a tourist visa to spend time with her.
According to police, 41-year-old Carl Cary Singleton willingly destroyed the medical drugs of his fiancée where he held her hostage for two days after beating her. British media said Singleton met 22-year-old Peris Ashley Agumbi Mumtah on Facebook.
Police said investigations show the victim went through the beating ordeal and had her drugs seized from her on November 19 and was rushed to hospital two days later when her health condition deteriorated. Singleton has been in the country since May 23 when he arrived as a tourist. Singleton appeared in court last Monday and was remanded in custody for seven days after police asked for time to file a murder charge on Monday.
According to Daily Mail, Singleton met Miss Agumbi online through Facebook two years ago.