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British former CEO charged with murder over woman’s death in Kenya


A British former chief executive of a pioneering internet firm has been charged with murder in Kenya over the death of a woman who was shot in his house.

Richard Alden, 53, denied the charges, and Justice Stella Mutuku ordered that he be held until Thursday when his bail application will be heard.

Alden is the former chief executive of Wananchi Group, an internet and multimedia service provider in Kenya.

His previous lawyer, Evans Monari, said Grace Wangeci, 42, died after she shot herself while taking a picture of herself with Alden’s gun.

His current lawyer, Cliff Ombeta, said Alden was in a different room when Ms Wangeci shot herself and there is no proof she was taking a selfie.


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