Nawakwi demands truth in daughter’s murder case

THE murder suspect, Evaristo Mulundu who was granted a nolle prosequi in the murder of Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi’s stepdaughter, Hatambu Hambulo, is back in court after the results of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) determined that he was an adult.

Mulundu was granted a nolle prosequi after there was a dispute   on whether he should be tried as a juvenile or an adult.

This was after the suspect brought documents from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) which indicated that he was under age.

But an expert from UTH  testified in court on Friday that the method used to determine Mulundu’s age was not the recommended one as he was not subjected to an MRI.

When an MRI examination was conducted, it revealed that Mulundu was above 18 but below 26 years of age.

It was for this reason that Judge Fulgence Chisanga ruled that Mulundu should stand trial as an adult.

Another witness, Patrick Katwe told the court that on the material date, he heard a loud bang outside his boss’ house in Ibex and when he went to check, he found a car in a drain.

Mr Katwe, 24, of Kalikiliki township said he saw Mulundu trapped in the car struggling to come out and inquired how he ended up in the drain.

He narrated that Mulundu told him that he was equally surprised to find himself in the drain, but pointed to the direction he was going and coming from.

Mr Katwe said he went back in the house and when he returned few minutes later, he did not find him and he was told that Mulundu was whisked away by the police.

He identified Mulundu as the person who was struggling to come out of a grey Honda vehicle registration number ALC 4598 which he also identified as the car belonging to Hatambu.

And Ms Nawakwi prayed to court that the truth should come out on who murdered Hatambu and that the assailant should pay for his action.

Ms Nawakwi said Hatambu employed Mulundu as a garden.

Ms Nawakwi told the court that the moment she entered her stepdaughter’s bedroom when the murder happened, she was able to tell that an intruder had entered the room because it was in a mess.

The court later viewed the car parked at the court.

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