There was drama at the Eldoret High Court when a retired nurse whose daughter was allegedly murdered by a carpenter in Moi’s Bridge four years ago caused a scene demanding to know why the hearing of the case was taking too long.
Drama started when Beatrice Luseno, the mother of the slain victim, 21-year-old Emma Wanyota who was a student at Vera Beauty College in Eldoret town arrived in court only to be told that the hearing of the case had not been slotted on the case list for the day.
Luseno brought business to a halt at the busy court after she was told by an investigating officer handling the case that the trial was not among the matters that the court would be hearing on the day.
“As a family, we are very disappointed with how the case is being handled in court. We have been making several trips from our home in Moi’s Bridge to Eldoret only to be told that the case is not among matters the court will hear,” complained Ms. Luseno, adding that they spent an average of Sh500 each to and fro to attend court.
She read mischief in the process accusing some of the investigating officers of working in collusion with a section of the Judiciary staff to interfere with the case adding that they were not even being updated on when the matter would come up for hearing.
“We are frustrated by the lengthy process of seeking justice for our deceased daughter but we will continue to soldier on and we appeal to the government to intervene for justice to prevail,” she said.
She gave an example of when a court clerk gave her a hearing date which was on a Saturday and wondered whether courts work on weekends.
The suspect, Mustafa Idd was arrested in 2019 after he was linked to the gruesome killing of Emma Wanyota at their home in Moi’s Bridge.
Wanyota’s mutilated body was found in a pool of blood at a napier grass farm on September 30, 2019.
She had been hacked to death at her mother’s house before her body was dumped at the plantation. Her legs and arms had been chopped off and were missing.
The case will now come up for mention on June 22, 2022.