BY SAM ALFAN.
Celebrated rally driver Maxine Muringo Wahome on Wednesday denied murdering her lover Asad Khan.
The 25-year-old rally driver pleaded to the charge virtually despite resistance by team of lawyers led by senior counsel Philip Murgor, Steve Kimani and Singh Gitau, who wanted their client presented in an open court for plea taking.
Maxine was accused of killing Asad, popularly known as Kalulu on December 12, 2022 at their apartment along Bristol Road in Kileleshwa, Nairobi County.
She denied the charge before trial judge Lillian Mutende.
Her team of lawyers asked the court to release her on bail but the application was resisted by the prosecution and lawyers holding brief for Asad’s family, led by Danstan Omari and Cliff Ombeta.
Ombetta told the court that the court has to be furnished with a pre-bail report before the application is argued. He said the circumstances have since changed and Maxine was no longer a suspect of assault but she was facing murder charge.
“She facing serious charge and serious consequences if convicted. It is with this in view that we must oppose her being released on bond,” he said.
He further submitted that the incentive to abscond or interfere with the case is high.
The judge directed the probation office to prepare a report and serve it to all parties before hearing the application on bail on March 21.