Keroche heiress the late Tecra Muigai was under perpetual ‘juju’ from her lover Omar Lali.
The inquest into her death on Thursday heard that Lali used witchcraft on Tecra to make her to fall in love with him.
Taking to the stand, Tecra’s brother James Karanja told the court his deceased sister confided to him that ‘she had an unusual uncontrollable spiritual obsession towards Lali’ and that she could not walk out of that relationship however much she attempted to.
Karanja further noted that Tecra who was very close to him had once explained that ‘theirs was not a normal relationship’.
“It was spiritual. She had an abnormal obsession with him,” he told the inquest.
Karanja also highlighted a visit he made to Tecra in Lamu in November of 2019.
“We met with Tecra at the hotel where I was booked. She came accompanied by her friend Yvonne. When Tecra stepped out for a while I asked Yvonne about Mr. Omar,” Karanja recalled.
The court further heard from Karanja that his sister’s friend Yvonne also had concerns about the character and behaviour of Lali when it came to his relationships with women.
“Yvonne also suspected Omar used charms to lure women’.
At the same time, Tecra’s househelp Anne Waithera painted an abusive and violent relationship between the deceased and Lali.