Oct 14, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Gailda Kwenda Gideon, the mother of the three siblings who were murdered in August at the Rocky City apologized this morning before the High Court for attempting to leave the country on the first day of trial.
The preliminary hearing was done on Friday, October 9, 2020, where the police introduced evidence before the judge.
The High Court Jude, Justice Duoth Kulang, decided to adjourn the case for full trial on Monday, October 12, 2020, but on the same day Gailda was caught at the airport trying to leave the country for Egypt.
Gailda was arrainged in court today to be cross examined. She appeared in the high court but she blamed her decision to leave the country on mental health for which she has apologized.
“I am Gailda Kwenda Gideon, 40 years old, a graduate of the University of Juba, College of Natural Resources in 2005. I got married to Edward Andrew, the father of the slain children in 2009,” Gailda Gideon said.
“My psychological state after the murder of my children prompted me to travel and I apologize for that.”
Speaking to the media, Juma Rihan, the public rights counsel at the Ministry of Justice, said the court has cross-exmained Gailda as the first witnesses to the murder.
The court was convened last Friday for the preliminary hearing for Babu Emmanuel Lokiri who is the first suspect in the case.
On Friday the police officer, who introduced evidence read statements attributed to Babu Emmanuel Lokiri; however, Babu denied the allegations on Monday.
Babu is a fifth year university student at the University of Juba, studying medicine.
He is believed to be related to the mother of the deceased siblings; however, his intent is yet to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.