Rally Driver Maxine Wahome now claims that her late boyfriend Asad Khan was the one taking all her sponsorship money.
Through her lawyer Phillip Murgor, Wahome told Justice Lilian Mutende that all her sponsorship money went to Khan and his brother.
In her submission for bail, Murgor claimed that the late Khan was abusive and also took her sponsorship money.
“Asad was a mechanic who helped Maxine fix her rally cars and when she got famous, all the sponsorship money ended up in the hands of Asad and his brother Adil,” Murgor claims.
“Those sponsorships went straight to Asad and his brother Adil and as she stands here, she does not have anything in her pocket and very little in her bank account.”
Murgor has further submitted that Wahome got into a relationship with Khan who died aged 50 when she was 22.
He says Wahome was a nursery school teacher at a nearby school and it’s the deceased who was the one who tracked her down and got her contact.
Rally driver Maxine Wahome appearing before high court judge Lilian Mutende during the bail application hearing where she had been charged with the murder of her boyfriend Asad Khan at Milimani Law Courts on March 21, 2023.
Image: John Kariuki
Murgor has urged the court to release her on reasonable bail, arguing that Wahome was a victim of domestic violence.
He further argued that the state does not have a compelling case against her to deny her bail.
Murgor has also sensationally claimed that the late Khan’s brother Adil is in possession of her rally car and he is demanding Sh2.9 million to release it.
Justice Mutende has told Murgor that the allegation was to the extreme and she would not record it.
Murgor has also explained why Wahome could not go to visit Khan in the hospital, saying she did not want to face the deceased hostile family.
Murgor also argues that there were people who saw Khan walking out of the house himself to go to the hospital
Murgor says there is evidence from medical reports which shows that Khan was drunk at the time of admission.
“He was completely drunk when the specimen was taken from him,” Murgor said.
He has urged the court to grant her a reasonable bond saying she will not skip bail and that she is currently staying with her parents.
However, the state has opposed her release on bail, saying she can interfere with witnesses.
State Counsel Mulama in his response to the application claims that it’s Khan who trained Wahome to be the best rally driver that she is today.
“My Lady the accused was a rookie and it’s the deceased who made her to be who she is now as the celebrated rally driver,” he said
The state says Wahome’s actions after the unfortunate incident were of someone who had something to hide.
He notes that the first responders after the incident at the scene were her parents and not the police as had been alleged by the defense.