Rally driver Maxine Wahome was released on a Ksh 100,000 bail after two nights in police custody on charges of assaulting her rally driver boyfriend Asad Khan. Wahome allegedly attacked and inflicted life threatening injuries on on fellow rally driver and boyfriend Asad Khan aka Kalulu.
The 25 year old had made history in June this year by becoming storming to her maiden WRC3 victory at the 2022 WRC Safari Rally.
Milimani Resident Magistrate Benard Ochoi turned down a police application to detain her for 14 days.
Ochoi dismissed the application by the state to detain her for two weeks saying there were no compelling reasons to detain the suspect in police custody.
The family of Khan appealed for a blood donation to the Safari rally driver. Then, he was admitted to Avenue Hospital in Parklands, Nairobi.
“We wish to request all friends and wellwishers to kindly keep him in your prayers. The hospital team at Avenue hospital ICU require five pints of blood group A+ or O+ for his ongoing treatment,” a statement posted on Facebook read.
On Tuesday, Wahome’s lawyers had asked the court to gag the media from covering the case saying she is the victim and not the aggressor.
The court heard that during the arrest, the police found a lot of blood in the house and broken glasses.
However, through her lawyers, Wahome said she is a victim and claimed that the man hurt himself when he was attacking her.
His lawyer told the court that until investigations are over no one really knows who the victim is in this case since the intended complainant is still unconscious and he can’t record a statement.
Rumors are rife that Khan might have succumbed to the injuries.