Capital Group Limited’s Commercial Director Farida Idris Mohamed has been charged before Milimani Law Courts with threatening to kill her former lover.
Capital Group owns and runs Capital FM.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, Farida denied seven counts of threatening to kill her former boyfriend Hussein Aila Amaro, who is also her former business partner.
Farida is said to have committed the offence through a series of threatening messages.
According to the prosecution, Farida sent her former lover messages in June 2019, that she would eliminate him together with another person who is only identified as Swarna in the court papers.
In the first count, Farida was charged that on June 14, 2019, at 10:14 hours at unknown place within the Republic of Kenya without lawful excuses caused Hussein to receive a short message through Safaricom line to wit “now tell me what the f*ck you will do to me and you see l will finish you and bloody Swarna combined,” threatening to kill him.
“On June 14, 2019, at 19:30 hours at unknown place within the Republic of Kenya without lawful excuses Farida directly caused Hussein to receive a short message (SMS) to his Safaricom line to wit ” l will kill you with my own hands and drag your body on hot tarmac until nobody can recognize that rotten body if yours then burry you before you proceed to hell “threatening to kill him,” the charge sheet in our possession read in part.
She was also charged with sending five other threatening messages ( in total) to the complainant on June 14, 2019 and June 15, 2019.
After denying the charges, Farida, through her lawyer Peter Wanyama, pleaded with the court to release her on lenient bail terms, which she promised to abide by.
“The accused and the complainant were in a relationship for a period of nine years. They broke up in 2019. The said offence was committed in 2019 and the accused is being charged more than four years later. They were in a business with the complainant,” Wanyama told the court.
“The allegations of threatening to kill were committed in 2019 when the emotions of the accused person were high due to the separation, it is now four years and everyone has moved on,” Wanyama added.
The lawyer further informed the court that the parties intended to have the matter settled out of court.
State Prosecutor Anderson Gikunda did not oppose Farida’s application to be released on bail but urged the court to give orders to the accused to stop sending further messages to the complainant.
Gikunda also told the court that the prosecution was not aware of any out-of-court settlement arrangement of the matter as stated by Farida’s counsel.
“These are very serious offences from people who know each other well. She is a Commercial Director at Capital FM News and should be restrained from any contact with the complainant or any of the witnesses. My client has been chasing justice for the last four years and we are praying that the bond terms reflect those years my client has been seeking justice,” Amaro’s lawyer Charles Gitonga told the court.
The court ordered the release of Farida on a bond of Ksh300,000 or Ksh100,000 cash bail pending hearing and determination of the matter.