Ivy Wangechi murder suspect seeks plea bargain

Naftali Kinuthia, the prime suspect in the gruesome killing of Moi University medical student Ivy Wangechi, is seeking to enter a plea bargain, his lawyer has said.

 Kinuthia, through his lawyer Mbiyu Kamau, said he was in the process of applying for the plea bargain deal with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

“My client wants to enter a plea bargain with the Director of Public Prosecutions in exchange for a lesser charge,” Mr Kamau told the High Court in Eldoret on Tuesday.

The prosecution has lined up seven witnesses including Ivy’s mother Winfred King’ori .

Justice Githinji has directed that the trial be adjourned to March 26, 2020 to allow the defence time to file the plea bargain and go through additional evidence .

Ms King’ori, speaking to the press outside the court, said she had travelled to Eldoret ready to testify only to learn that the case has been adjourned.

“I had been lined up as the first person to testify in the dock but the defence team has applied for the adjournment of the case. I will obey the court’s decision. We are here to fight for justice until the end,” she said.