Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mutula’s househelp is set free

Education minister Mutula Kilonzo on Friday withdrew the case against a househelp who had threatened to kill him. Photo/FILE

Education minister Mutula Kilonzo on Friday withdrew the case against a househelp who had threatened to kill him. Photo/FILE  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By NATION CORRESPONDENT

Education minister Mutula Kilonzo on Friday withdrew the case against a househelp who had threatened to kill him.

Mr Kilonzo told senior principal magistrate Doreen Mulekyo that he and his family have decided to forgive Ms Irene Nduku Kasilu unconditionally.

The minister said he knows the girl was just used by other people to intimidate him and his family but “ he has left her to reconcile with her conscience.”

Mr Kilonzo withdrew the complaint against Ms Kasilu when the case came up for hearing. Chief Inspector Robert Kyaa told the magistrate that he had lined up four witnesses.

Threatening SMS

“Your honour, we are ready to proceed with the case. I have four witnesses. The complainant is ready to take the witness box,” Insp Kyaa stated.

Before he commenced testifying the minister’s lawyer and son Mutula Kilonzo Junior told the court that he wants to withdraw the complaint against the suspect.

“ Iam Mutula Kilonzo , the minister for Education and I wish to unconditionally withdraw the complaint against the accused,” replied the minister when asked to identify himself.

Ms Kasilu denied that on June 26, 2012, she had threatened to kill Mr Kilonzo and his wife in a text message.

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