Yesterday, a Lamu Court declined to extend the detention of Omar Lali, the boyfriend to Keroche heiress Tecra Muigai. Speaking to a local news site, a source based in Lamu, stated that Lali would be released at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27.
Tecra’s laywers wanted the court to extend Lali’s detention but the court did not find a reason to. Principal magistrate Allan Temba stated that detectives had visited the scene of crime three times and had not come up with any evidence.
Lali has been detained at Lamu Police Station following a ruling that investigations into the death of Ms Muigai had not been concluded.
“They are allowed to detain the suspect as long as they allow him access to legal advice from his advocates,” Principal Magistrate Allan Temba had ruled.
Tecra, the daughter of Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja, suffered cerebral-oedema resulting from a fall from off a staircase at a house she shared with Omar in Lamu on April 27.