Court Told Of Woman’s Murder-for-hire Plot Against Husband’s Lover

March 3, 2023

A woman testified in court narrating how she was the target of a murder plot by the wife of a man she was having an affair with.

Caroline Kwamboka alleged that the woman only identified as Emmaculate hired Joseph Obira to kill her, but she learned about it before it happened.

Kwamboka told Senior Resident Magistrate Priscah Nyota that Emmaculate started by calling her and asking her to end the affair.

In December last year, she allegedly called again, threatening to kill her if she didn’t end the affair.

“Two years ago, I received a call from a woman who introduced herself as the wife of Tom Nyakinga, a man I was in a relationship with, and requested that I end the affair,” she said.

Then on December 18, she received a call from Obira who claimed to be her cousin working with the military. Since she didn’t have a relative in the army, she disconnected the call.

“After two days the man called me again, claiming that he had seen my photos and was mesmerised with my beauty, requesting for a date, which I declined. He even stated that he was requesting a transfer to Lanet Barracks to be near me as he asked for more photos,” Kwamboka testified.

At the time, Kwamboka was living with Nyakinga’s cousin, Moraa, at Kiamunyi in Nakuru.

“I asked Moraa if she knew the caller, and she revealed that it was Emmaculate her aunt in the USA who had asked her to duplicate my gate keys,” she said.

On January 8, Obira allegedly sent a text to Moraa asking if they could meet in town.

“I was forced to tell Moraa to take the man to my friend’s shop and I reported the matter to the police,” Kwamboka said.

Obira is facing charges of conspiracy to commit a felony between December 15, last year, and January 8 in Kenya and the US.

He denied the charges.

However, investigating officer Geofrey Kinambuga told the court that Obira had earlier confessed.

“He informed us that he was hired from Kisii to come to Nakuru and do the assassination thus making him very dangerous,” the officer told the court.

Kinambuga asked the court to deny Obira bail, saying he was a flight risk and a danger to the complainant.

The case continues on March 9.

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