Maxine Wahome, one of the top female safari rally drivers has been released from police custody after spending two nights behind bars for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Asad Khan.
Wahome made history in June this year by becoming the first female to win the WRC3 at the age of 26.
Magistrate Benard Ochoi declined to allow an application by the police to detain her for 14 days pending being charged with grievous harm of Asad Khan.
The court also declined to gag the media from covering the case saying the claims that she is a victim have not been proven.
On Tuesday, Wahome’s lawyers had asked the court to gag the media from covering the case saying she is victim and not the aggressor.
Ochoi dismissed the application by the state to detain her for two weeks saying there were no compelling reasons to detain the suspect in police custody.
Ochoi ordered her to appear before the investigating officer at Kilimani Police station every Thursday until the investigations are over.
The police were asking the court to detain her for 14 days saying Khan is still unconscious and in critical condition at the high dependency unit.
He told court that the man sustained a deep cut on his ankle that was allegedly inflicted by the woman.
The investigating officer told court she was arrested Tursday at their apartment after the boyfriend’s brother made a report of assault to the police.
The court heard that during the arrest, the police found a lot of blood in the house and broken glasses.
However, through her lawyers, Wahome said she is a victim and claimed that the man hurt himself when he was attacking her.
His lawyer told court that until investigations are over no one really knows who the victim is in this case since the intended complainant is still unconscious and he can’t record a statement.