The embattled celebrity rally driver Maxine Wahome is today(Tuesday, March 14) expected to undergo a mental assessment at Mathari Mental Hospital.
This is after the Assistant Director of DPP Gikui Gichuhi requested the court to order a mental assessment before Ms Wahome is charged with the murder of her boyfriend Assad Khan on Wednesday.
Justice Lilian Mutende allowed the request after informing Maxine of the charge that has been filed against her by the DPP.
“At this stage, you are only required to be informed of the charge which states that on December 12, 2022, at Preston Court along Oloitoktok road in Kilimani sub-county within Nairobi county, you murdered Asad Manzour Khan. You are not required to plead at this stage,” Justice Mutende told Maxine on March 7.
This comes after a Magistrate’s directed police to close the investigations since Maxine has been charged with murder before Justice Lilian Mutende.
“The investigations file that was placed before me in December last year by the police seeking time to conduct an in-depth probe into the killing of Safari Rally ace Assad Khan is hereby officially closed following the arraignment of the suspect before the superior court for murder trial,” Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi ruled
Justice Mutende at the same time revoked Wahome’s Sh100,000 cash bail by the lower court and ordered she remains in the custody of DCI Kilimani until Wednesday.
The High court noted that Maxine Wahome is now facing a capita offence, whose verdict carries a mandatory death sentence or life imprisonment upon conviction.
The DCI are today expected to escort Maxine to the specialized mental health facility for assessment to determine whether she is mentally fit to stand trial.