High court judge Justice Stella Mutuku has allowed the consolidation of Sarah Wairimu and Peter Karanja’s case after she dismissed the objections presented.
She ruled that the facts on the two charge sheets are similar.
Wairimu and Karanja have pleaded afresh to the consolidated charge sheet of murder. They have both denied killing Tob Cohen.
Justice Mutuku has however ordered the prosecution to supply the defense with a list of witnesses and all witness statements within the next two weeks.
Peter Karanja’s lawyer tells court that the OCS Gilgil has threatened him with sure consequences if he visits his home in Gilgil.
Says there are cops in court waiting to arrest him with robbery with violence offense.
Prosecution says there is a warrant of arrest in another court on a matter not related to this murder case and the police should be allowed to do their work.
Sarah Wairimu had on Tuesday, 12th November 2019 opposed the application by defense to consolidate her case with that of businessman Peter Karanja.
The prosecution argues that the two cases have similar facts including the name of deceased, the place and time on the charge sheets.
However Lawyer Phillip Murgor has strongly opposed the application saying they don’t have the witness statements and so they are not sure if the facts are related.
Karanja has also opposed the consolidation.
The prosecution had insisted that the two cases have to be consolidated as is the norm with other related cases.
Karanja was arrested by police officers who informed him that they are taking him to Gilgil police station.
They have told him that they are executing a warrant of arrest.