Former magistrate charged in husband’s murder asks court for her title deeds

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A former Nyeri magistrate involved in a murder case on Wednesday filed an application in court seeking to get back her title deeds so that she can sell off the properties.

Pauline Omungala, who was released on bond in June, is being charged for allegedly organizing her husband’s murder along with four others.

Pauline Omungala at a Mavoko court [Source: Standard]

Through her lawyer, Issa Nyakundi, the former magistrate claims that she has run out of means of livelihood for herself and children.

“It is my humble submission at this point that my client needs those documents (title deeds) urgently so that she can organize her life and sell some of the property. Actually, she was interdicted without salary,” Nyakundi told Justice George Odunga.

Omungala also applied to be given access to her matrimonial home at Moke Gardens in Athi River which has been under investigation. She says that she has no place for her and children to live.

The family of the deceased, through their lawyer Wanjiku Wandingu, said that until the investigator gives a report of clearing investigations, the family will not allow Pauline to go back there.

Justice Odunga ruled that Omungala’s documents be handed back to her but declined to give the way forward over the properties that are jointly owned by Omungala and slain husband, noting that it was a matter of determination as a succession case.

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