Briton Carl Gary Singleton, 43, who was on trial for the murder of his Kenyan girlfriend has
been acquitted for lack of evidence.
A judge has ruled that the prosecution failed to prove the case against the man who is said to have hooked up with the late UoN student, Peris Agumbi, of Facebook.
Justice Hedwig Ong’udi said the cause of death “diabetes” was not Singleton’s fault and wondered why the fourth year student did seek for medical attention when she went to report an alleged assault to the police days before she died.
The judge said the story that her medication had been flushed into a toilet by the accused was not
corroborated as the prosecution failed to bring crucial witnesses.
“The prosecution also failed to call crucial witness who may have shed light into the incident….”the judge said.
Singleton has been in custody since 2015 after being denied bond.
The judge yesterday upheld submission by his lawyer Anthony Okulo who had urged the court to acquit the accused since the prosecution had failed to prove its case.
“There is no witness who has told this court exactly where the deceased was and what she was doing from the time landed in hospital,” the judge said.
The judge said that the movement of the deceased from the time she reported the incident to the time she was admitted was ” a bit clouded.”
The two met two on Facebook and Singleton flew to Kenya to spend time with his lover Peris Agumbi