Chef de­nies mur­der­ing com­pa­triot

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A Kenyan chef has pleaded not guilty to the mur­der of his coun­try­man by re­peat­edly push­ing the vic­tim’s head un­der wa­ter at a Jumeirah open beach. The Dubai Court of First In­stance was told that the 30-year-old chef was at the beach on Jan­uary 22 this year with the vic­tim and two others, all of whom are from Kenya and worked at the same res­tau­rant. The de­fen­dant and the vic­tim went for a swim and, shortly af­ter, the Kenyan chef re­turned alone. “One of his friends told me that they asked him about the de­ceased and he told them that he didn’t know and then left,” a 28-year-old Emi­rati po­lice­man said in records. A med­i­cal re­port showed that drown­ing was the cause of death and that the vic­tim was un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol too. Records showed there was a per­sonal dis­pute be­tween the two and that the ac­cused threat­ened in the past to kill the vic­tim. The trial was ad­journed.

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