Lawrence Warunge, the prime suspect in the murder of his four family members and a farm hand, has been charged with five counts of murder.
The IT student at a private university while appearing before Lady justice Mary Kasango in a virtual court session was charged with killing his father Nicholas Warunge, mother Anne Warunge, brother Christian Njenga, nephew Maxwell Njenga and construction worker James Kinyanjui on the night of January 5-6, 2021.
Warunge denied the charges.
Justice Kasango ordered that the accused person be remanded at Nairobi Industrial Area Prison pending the pre-trial hearing slated for May 11.
On Tuesday, the 22-year-old who in January confessed to killing the five people was found mentally fit to stand trial.
A psychiatric report released by Mathari Mental Hospital confirmed that he could now answer to the alleged crimes.
He had previously told the detectives that he was inspired by a Netflix series “Killing Eve”.
His girlfriend and the second suspect, Sarah Muthoni was released in January under Section 87 (a), and turned into a state witness in the case.
He told detectives that his initial plan was to also eliminate his two sisters but they reported back to school on January 5.