The former Ono Cable executive on trial for the murder of his mistress could walk free from a Kenyan court after the victim’s family accepted the death was unintentional.
Richard Alden, 53, is accused of shooting Grace Kinyanjui at his home outside Nairobi. The 42-year-old died from a single gunshot wound, but the former Deloitte executive claims he was in a different room at the time.
Earlier this year prosecutors said there was evidence that Ms Kinyanjui could not have shot herself. But ahead of Alden’s trial this week, told the court Ms Kinyanjui’s family had sent a letter to Kenya’s director of public prosecution.
Lawyers have told local media that although the family does not think that Ms Kinyanjui took her own life they believe her death to be an accident.
The magistrate has delayed the case until January 30.