Married Woman Charged in Boyfriend’s Death During Tlof Tlof: Husband to Testify
A 28-year-old married woman, Winfred Mueni, is facing charges related to the death of her boyfriend, 30-year-old Titus Njoroge Kimani, during a sexual encounter at his residence in Baba Dogo estate, Ruaraka, Nairobi, on September 22.
Mueni has been charged with the manslaughter of Kimani, who lost consciousness during the encounter and was later declared deceased at a hospital. The case has taken a complex turn, involving intricate details of the events leading up to the tragic incident.
According to reports, Mueni had gone to a club the previous night to check if her husband, whom she has been married to for two years, was present. Discovering him among a group making funeral arrangements, she was left at the bar with friends after the meeting concluded around 1 am. Her boyfriend, Kimani, arrived at the same bar shortly after, and they continued drinking together.
The sequence of events unfolded with Mueni returning home around 3 am to find her husband asleep. After waking up for breakfast around 6 am, her husband left for a funeral in Limuru, Kiambu County. Subsequently, Mueni left for her boyfriend’s house in Baba Dogo at around 7 am.
During an intimate encounter, Kimani reportedly began experiencing breathing difficulties, coughing, and weakness. Mueni sought help when his condition worsened, and he collapsed on her, hitting the bed’s frame before losing consciousness. Colleagues of Kimani arrived promptly, and he was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead.
Mueni, charged under the “last seen with” doctrine, pleaded not guilty before Senior Principal Magistrate Hellen Okwani at the Makadar Law Courts. Magistrate Okwani granted her release on a bond of Sh500,000 with a surety of a similar amount. The case is set for mention on February 22, with the hearing scheduled for May 30, 2024.
Key exhibits in the case include a used condom found at the bedside and the postmortem report of the deceased.
Notably, Mueni’s husband is identified as a crucial witness in the proceedings, along with Kimani’s relatives who witnessed Mueni entering his house and colleagues who responded to the distress call.