The inquest into the mysterious death of Keroche Breweries heiress Tecra Muigai resumes today (Tuesday, May 4, 2021).
Six witnesses who reportedly carried Tecra from a house in Lamu where the ‘accident’ that led to her death occurred are expected to testify before Milimani Senior Magistrate Zainab Abdul.
Qusai Lali Omar, Ali Bakari Muhammed, Abdul Lali Omar, Yaya Salim Muhammed, Ahmed Ali Sali and Mohammed Omar Muhanji were summoned by the court after they allegedly declined the Director of Public Prosecution’s offer for transport in order to testify.
The court further ordered Tecra’s former boyfriend Omar Lali to appear in the next hearing, whose date shall be mentioned today. Omar will appear either in person or virtually, acting as a witness in the case.
The DPP dropped murder charges against him in July 2020, on grounds of insufficient evidence. An inquest into the case was subsequently ordered after Tecra’s family sued him over the May 2, 2020 death of their daughter. Tecra reportedly died after falling from the staircase of the house she shared with Omar.
So far, 11 out 44 witnesses have testified in court, including her family, who claim that Omar preyed on Tecra for her money.
Different parties allege that their relationship was rocky, with Tecra’s mother Tabitha Karanja saying she got wind of their relationship through social media.
Apart from the shock of her daughter dating “such an old man”, Karanja told the court in March 2021 that Tecra catered for their expenses in Lamu. “Tecra had already transferred over KSh1 million to Lali within a period of five months.”