Rally driver Maxine Wahome might be charged with the murder of her deceased boyfriend fellow rally driver Asad Khan.
Asad Khan died in December 2022 after reportedly fighting with his girlfriend Maxine who stabbed him. The fight allegedly led to him sustaining injuries and losing a lot of blood that may have led to his death.
Wahome, who is out on bond, appeared before trial magistrate Bernard Ochoi for the mention of her case on Thursday 12th.
The DPP through state counsel James Gachoka has requested the court to grant them 14 days to conclude investigations in the matter.
Gachoka said the investigating officer had not received the DNA results of the case. And that they needed two weeks to complete investigations, now that the victim has since passed on and they are no longer investigating assault but murder.
“We note that the victim in this matter has since died and the investigating officer is no longer investigating a case of grievous harm but that of murder.“
“As such, your honour, having regard to the changing circumstances, the state is requesting more time to be able to conclude investigations,” Gachoka told the court.
Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi agreed with State Prosecutor James Gachoka’s request to charge the accused with murder after the death of Asad. Initially, Wahome had been charged with causing grievous harm.
Investigating officers were subsequently given 14 days to conclude their inquiry into Khan’s death as Ochoi directed the case to be mentioned on January 30, 2023, for further directions.