Evans Karani who admitted to brutally murdering his wife Catherine Nyokabi is set to face murder charges in court today.
Karani failed to take a plea when he appeared before Kiambu Law Courts because he did not have a legal representative.
The state in conjunction with the Kiambu Law Courts Deputy Registrar Wilson Radin will provide Karani will a legal representative to facilitate an easy trial procedure.
Karani will then start paying for his sins from May 5.
According to mental health conducted on the suspect at the Kiambu Level 5 Hospital last week, it revealed that he was fit to stand trial.
The court was forced to prescribe a mental health check to Karani after he asked the Thika senior magistrate, Oscar Wanyanga, that the court should not waste time on his case, instead he should be jailed immediately.
A postmortem report released on Nyokabi indicated that she died of blunt force trauma.
Nyokabi’s body was discovered on April 14 abandoned in Karani’s car on Bob Harris road in Juja, Kiambu County. According to initial reports revealed by the police, Karani was going to dump the body during that fateful day when his car got stuck in the mad. He tried but to no avail. That is where he was arrested and admitted to the murder.
According to Karani, Nyokabi was having an affair that is why he eliminated her. He told the court that after God, Nyokabi came second, so he could not allow anyone to come in between them.
Karani was a married man but took Nyokabi as a side chick. Nyokabi’s parents have since been crying for justice.
Nyokabi was buried on April 20 at her parents’ home Kieni East, Nyeri County in a send-off which was filled with a cloud of darkness.