Kaiwi, who has been charged with the alleged wilful murder of Jenelyn Kennedy, appeared for his first mention this morning.
He was brought to the District Court facility in an unmarked police vehicle and under heavy escort by CID officers.
Magistrate Tracy Ganai presided over the matter.
She explained that today’s mention was to read to Kaiwi his charges – which she did and he understood.
The magistrate had asked Kaiwi if he understood that he was being charged with wilful and unlawful murder under section 299 (1) of the PNG Criminal Code.