A Uasin Gishu based herbalist has been charged with murder following the mysterious death of one of her clients, a 41-year-old South Sudan national.
According to court documents, Maketh Kuany Chol passed away on October 23, 2021, at his home in Kapsoya Estate after allegedly ingesting a potion administered by his family’s herbalist, 52-year-old Ann Mosop.
During the trial, the victim’s cousin Paul Deng Garang told Justice Erick Ogola that Chol was in healthy condition prior to ingesting the concoction from Mosop, which saw him rushed to Mediheal Hospital in Eldoret where he was pronounced dead on arriv“The health of my cousin before consuming the said herbs was good and he did not have any health complications which I can link to his death. The cause of his death was the herbal medicine he was given by the accused,” Garang told the court.
Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Ayub Ali correspondingly revealed that the victim’s wife also consumed the concoction administered by Mosop, who hails from Elgeyo Marakwet, on the same day and was hospitalized for a week.
After pleading not guilty to the charges, Mosop was released on a Ksh.40,000 bond while the case was set for hearing on November 24, 2022.
“We are requesting the release of my client on favourable bond terms, considering that my client has been in custody for close to three weeks following her arrest. If released on bond or cash bail, she will attend all court sessions whenever needed,” Mosop’s lawyer Gilbert Rotich asked the court.al.