Okandjira double murder trial in High Court

03 Jun 2014 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 03 JUN (NAMPA) - The trial of alleged double murder suspect Julius 'Namab' Dausab resumed in the High Court in Windhoek on Tuesday.
Dausab stands accused of killing two women at the Okandjira Post in the Ovitoto communal area on 03 June 2009.
The double murder trial is scheduled to continue before High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka until the end of July this year.
The trial resumed on Tuesday morning at around 11h30 with prosecution representative, State Advocate Erick Moyo calling chief forensic expert and scientist William Onesmus Nambahu of the National Forensic Science Institute to give his evidence on the alleged murder weapon (a shotgun), bullets and other materials that were sent to the institute for forensic and laboratory analysis.
The 44-year-old Dausab stands accused of killing his late girlfriend Paulina Kenamuni, 28, and her mother Elfrieda Kenamuni, 44, by allegedly shooting them with a hunting rifle at the Okandjira Post in the Otjozondjupa Region’s Ovitoto area.
The younger woman, who previously lived with Dausab in Otjiwarongo, is said to have ended their relationship before moving back to Ovitoto, and this allegedly triggered the events that led to the tragedy.
The accused is said to have driven from Otjiwarongo to the home of his girlfriend's parents at Okandjira in an apparent attempt at reconciliation.
At around midnight on the day, according to police and family members, Dausab knocked at the door of the shack and his girlfriend's mother went to open the door.
At that point, Dausab allegedly pointed the barrel of a .308 hunting rifle through a hole in the door and shot his girlfriend's mother in the chest.
By then Paulina had already been shot dead with the same gun.
Dausab is free on bail of N.dollars 30 000, which was granted after he brought a successful formal bail application in March 2012 before Judge Siboleka.
Windhoek-based defence lawyer Bradley Basson is defending Dausab, acting on the instructions of the Justice Ministry's Directorate of Legal Aid.
The trial continues Wednesday.