Scribe gives emotional recount of wife’s death

Journalist Moses Dola yesterday recounted how his wife Wambui Kabiru died after a scuffle over music in an emotional hearing.

The former Nation Media Group scribe, who is charged with Kabiru’s murder told justice Roseline Korir that the death arose from a confrontation over gospel music he was playing in the house on the fateful Sunday morning in 2011.

“It was a split second thing, I saw her charge at me, I turned and tackled her and we both fell on the bed and she hit her head on the canopy,” a tearful Dola said.

He said his wife, and a mother of two was unhappy when he switched on the radio and which she unplugged from power in protest. He said things got out of hand after he plugged back the radio and his wife allegedly charged at him with a pair of scissors, a reaction he said shocked him.

“I blocked her and the scissors pricked my thumb, then I tackled her and we fell on the bed,” he said adding that he did not realise she was hurt. He said it was later when he went back home drunk and found her lifeless body on the bed the enormity of the situation struck home.

He also described his marriage to Wambui as “stormy”, saying she would keep things to herself but would occasionally erupt. The case will resume on June 19.

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