Police in Lamu has obtained court orders to detain Omar Lali for at least 21 days as they investigate circumstances leading to the death of Keroche Breweries heiress, Tecra Muigai.
In a ruling made on Tuesday after application by the prosecution, the court sitting in Lamu ordered that Omar Lali be detained at Lamu Police station for the next 21 days until the investigations would be complete.
The family of the suspect has protested the move saying that the order infringes on the rights of the suspect who hasn’t been found guilty of any offence. They have likened the order to approval on detention without trial by the courts. The family has questioned the impartiality of the magistrate who issued the orders.
Meanwhile, Omar Lali’s family demands that the family of Tecra Muigai stop treating Omar Lali as the fall guy when they know that he did everything within his powers to make Tecra Muigai happy and was the person who made the calls to save her life.
Speaking through a source which doesn’t want to be named, the family has also questioned why Mr and Mrs Joseph Karanja have been demanding that Shella Dispensary where Tecra Muigai got first treatment, change the story to make it look like she was not drunk when they know that it’s not the truth.
They are demanding that as long as Omar Lali is in detention, truth be said on everything which happened and not conjured up narratives to mask the real situation. The family has also protested at the manner in which Omar Lali is being portrayed in the media while he was an innocent man in love and just happy to be with his girlfriend.
According to the family, Omar Lali and not anyone else called the family and coordinated the helicopter flight to pick Tecra Muigai. He travelled with Tecra to Nairobi after which he was put under police radar and driven back to Lamu where he has been under constant interrogation.
The family has also clarified that Omar Lali and Tecra Muigai were not spending a good time at his house but in the famous Lamu holiday home, Jaha House.
The two spent their days there and with Tecra continuing to mix a cocktail of whiskeys and beers to get extremely drunk and with little food, he decided to go sleep. At around 5:30 AM the next day, Omar Lali apparently heard a thud on the 9 stairs steps where he rushed and found Tecra Muigai lying on it bleeding.
Omar Lali immediately rushed him to Shella Dispensary which couldn’t properly attend to her and referred them to King Fahad hospital in Lamu. Shella Dispensary in Lamu prescribed some antibiotics including Pabrinex which is used to cure the alcohol-related condition.
Tecra Muigai is not the first of Keroche Breweries owners to fall for shady boyfriends. Anerlisa Muigai was in the news some years ago after she fell for conman ben Kangangi who was blackmailing the family claiming some Ksh 40 million for unspecified business. The family was forced to involved the police and have Ben Kangangi charged with robbery and extortion for him to back down from the demands and stop detaining a Range Rover and Porsche belonging to Anerlisa’s parents.
Ben Kangangi was recently in the news having fooled Standard Media journalist with a hybrid Mercedes Benz E-Class which he presented as the famous Mercedes Benz Maybach. Ben Kangangi is currently in a situation where he can’t afford even a Toyota Vitz, let alone a Maybach.