The secondary school teacher who was being held over probe into attempted murder of Machakos Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka has been released.
Esther Nthenya Muli, who was being held at Kilimani police cells, was released after the medical tests conducted on the senator ruled out the possibility of poisoning, as earlier thought by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) detectives.
Makueni MP Dan Maanzo, who is the lawyer representing Muli, confirmed to the Standard that she was released on Wednesday evening, December 9.
“As we speak she is now at home. The police had no reason to hold her after test results revealed that the senator was not poisoned,” Maanzo said.
She was also cleared as a person of interest into the probe of Senator Kabaka’s sickness.
According to the publication, the investigators had wanted to release her on Tuesday but could not do so before receiving the doctor’s report.
The results are said to have been verbally communicated to the investigators, but the police insisted that they had to get a hard copy from the hospital before a decision could be made.
Muli was with Mr Kabaka at an apartment in Nairobi’s Kilimani estate when the senator collapsed before being rushed to hospital.
The lawmaker is reported to have checked in at the apartment along Elgeyo Marakwet Road in Kilimani on Thursday afternoon accompanied by a woman identified as Esther Muli, a resident of Wote town.
The senator is said to have suddenly fell sick, collapsed, became unconscious and was taken to Nairobi Hospital, where he is still admitted at the Intensive Care Unit on the same day at night.
According to a police report on the incident, the matter was reported by the Senator’s wife who said that at around 3am she was informed by an employee at the Senator’s office that her husband had been admitted in the ICU.
“She went to the said Hospital accompanied by other family members among them her co-wife where she established that the Senator was brought by paramedics after falling sick while in an apartment along Elgeyo Marakwet Road within Kilimani,” reads the police report.