On Thursday, March 30, renowned rally driver Maxine Wahome was released on a Ksh2 million bond following her bail application.
Justice Lilian Mutende granted her release but directed her not to interfere with the case or the witnesses who had already recorded statements with the police.
Wahome was charged with the murder of her boyfriend, Asad Khan, on March 15, 2023, in an incident which occurred in December 2022.
Khan died while undergoing treatment at a city-based hospital on December 19, 2022, after he was admitted with alleged stab wounds. The deceased had been placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as he had lost a lot of blood during the incident.
A probation officer recommended Wahome’s release days before her release, citing her character and history. The probation report stated that “the court may grant bail or bond to the accused with stringent measures aimed at protecting the safety and emotional well-being of the victims.”
Justice Lilian Mutende granted Wahome’s release on a Ksh2 million bond but imposed stringent measures to ensure the safety of the victims.
The judge directed Wahome not to interfere with the case and to submit her passport to the court. She was also directed not to travel out of the country without permission.
In making her determination, the judge ruled that the prosecution did not provide enough reasons to warrant the court to deny the athlete bond. “The prosecution did not advance any compelling reasons to warrant the court to deny her bond,” Justice Mutende ruled.
The case has attracted significant public attention, with many people interested in the proceedings.
As a renowned rally driver, Maxine Wahome’s case has highlighted the issue of gender-based violence in the country.
It has also raised questions about the legal system’s ability to deliver justice to victims of such violence.
The release of Maxine Wahome on a Ksh2 million bond has brought the case to the forefront of public attention.
As the trial continues, many people will be watching closely to see how the case unfolds. Regardless of the outcome, the case has highlighted the need to address gender-based violence in the country and to ensure that victims receive justice.
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