Connect with us

News

Police look for men who shared a meal with women before murder

Published

on

Detectives are looking for two men they believe could shed light on the hours leading to the death of a woman in Nairobi on Saturday in a suspected crime of passion.

The two men shared a meal at Homeland Inn on Thika Road with the victim, Mary Wambui, and Judy Wangui, a suspect who is in police custody.

Also being held over the murder is Wambui’s husband and Wangui’s alleged lover Joseph Kori.

The two men police are looking for are believed to have information on what transpired between the two women before the fateful evening.

Also being sought is Wambui’s mobile phone, which was not found in her car yesterday. The white Mercedes Benz saloon was found abandoned at Kwa Maiko shopping centre in Githunguri, Kiambu County. Inside it were Wambui’s clothes. Residents said it had been abandoned there since Sunday. Detectives towed the car to Ngewa Police Station, where it was dusted for evidence.

Two children of the Koris, one aged 13 and the other six, were withdrawn from school by relatives to help them manage the shock, while in Nakuru, Wambui’s mother Virginia Njeri Kamangara had difficulty comprehending how her “selfless” son-in-law could have taken the life of her “heartbeat”, as the police suspect.

READ ALSO:   Wambui suffered an extremely painful death, she took nine killer blows to the head, was suffocated: AUTOPSY 

“I am so sad,” said a distraught Njeri, the wife of Nakuru politician John Kamangara, who died in 2002. “I still can’t believe my beloved third-born daughter is no more. She was the pillar and heartbeat of this homestead.”

She said she last saw her daughter and grandchildren during the December holidays before the family flew out for a holiday in Dubai, Thailand, and Malaysia. Wangui appears to have discreetly joined Kori on holiday at the same time, according to photos on her social media account.

Njeri, Wambui’s mother, had last seen Kori a year earlier, when he paid for installation of electricity at her home in Kandutura village in Visoi Ward, a few kilometres from Rongai in Nakuru County.

“He is a good son-in-law, a selfless and good-hearted person. At no time did Wambui call me to say she was experiencing marital problems,” she said.

A neighbour, Jane Wangui Mwangi, said Wambui had been a Sunday school teacher in her youth, and in adulthood supported the local church.

“She tiled AIC Kandutura last year and also bought chairs and constructed a gate for the church,” she said.

Born on June 30, 1979, Wambui attended Kandutura Primary School in Visoi before joining St Columbus Secondary School in Nakuru town for her secondary education and a computer college in Nairobi later on.

READ ALSO:   Kindly decline the appointment, Senator Sakaja tells Mary Wambui

Her sister, Esther, said Wambui and Kori met in 2006 in Nakuru, where he ran Sanga East Africa Limited, a pole treatment plant. But the business encountered turbulence and they relocated to Nairobi, leaving a family mansion behind. They put the house up for sale in 2015 before eventually opting to rent it out.

In Nairobi, the family set up a hardware shop in Kahawa West, run and managed by Wambui. It was at the hardware shop where Wambui met Wangui, whom she employed as an assistant before Kori transferred the girl to the treatment plant in Nakuru, where she worked as a secretary.

Within no time, work-related conflicts ensued and Wangui, a second-year drop-out from the University of Nairobi, where she studied IT, was sacked.

In 2015 the girl rented a house in Thindigua on Kiambu Road, where she earned a living selling new clothes from the comfort of a white Toyota Allion. A year later she moved to Fourways Junction, where she has been living in a Sh60,000-a-month two-bedroom apartment. Within no time she started driving a white Mercedes Benz saloon car, just like Wambui’s. The car is now detained at Juja Police Station.

“Her life revolved around having fun and enjoying the expensive lifestyle financed by Kori,” a source, who requested anonymity said yesterday.

READ ALSO:   Kenya’s Filthy Rich and Politically Connected running Govt Agencies

Detectives were last evening piecing together evidence based on statements from Wambui’s house girl, the suspects in custody, and CCTV footage from Homeland Inn and Fourways Junction.

Wangui and Kori are currently detained at Juja Police Station, where family and relatives have been streaming in to check on them. Sources told the Nation Wangui’s family had hired a Nairobi-based criminal lawyer to represent her.

Source: Daily Nation

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

My Experience: I could not withstand working 18 straight hours as a house help in Saudi Arabia

Published

on

Lydia Mutua attests to have been literary desperate about improving her life and her family’s fortunes. Despite the fact that her husband is employed by a reputable company in Nairobi, the mother of three just wanted financial independence and to better her life. “I had heard that people could make good money working for rich families in Saudia, so I wanted to have that connection as well.”

Asked whether she had heard previous reports of Kenyans being tortured in Saudi Arabia, she answered to the affirmative but argued that the incentive to end her financial desperation was so huge that she overlooked the possible consequences.

“I could not imagine that I could be pocketing a cool Sh 80,000 a per month. Even if I managed to work for six months, the money could be enough for me to start a business,” revealed Lydia.

In April 2018, Lydia, who currently lives in Mlolongo Estate Nairobi, approached a local recruitment agency where she paid Sh 60,000 as processing fees plus a Sh 5,000 medical fee for hookup to Saudia employers.

“The agent told me that I have to pay Sh 60,000 processing fee plus Sh 5,000 medical fee. Since I already had some money from my salon business, I decided to sacrifice and pay for the commission fees.”

READ ALSO:   Kindly decline the appointment, Senator Sakaja tells Mary Wambui

However, she was unable to withstand the heavy house chores (working for 18 hours), humiliations, and physical abuse by her employers. During her short time there, her job entailed washing dishes, clothes, cleaning, gardening every day. She would wake up at 3.30 am and sleep at 1 am, so she had only two hours to sleep. As if this was not enough, most of the time, she was given so little food while at other times denied food altogether. “Woe unto you if you make an error while performing these duties because you will be subjected to physical abuse or your salary deducted.”

“After working for two months for a middle-class business family in Sakaka, which is about 1,200 kilometres from the capital Riyadh, I decided that there was no way I could stay there and watch myself die”. She told Ureport adding that “I decided to request for help from my parents back in Kenya who sent me money for transport after which I jetted back.”

Following these experiences, Lydia vowed never to go back to Saudia in the name of looking for domestic work.

“Unless I am going for a company job, there is no way I will go back there with what I experienced,” she says.

READ ALSO:   Wambui murder: Police change tune on Kori

SDE

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Papa Shirandula actress Naliaka ordained as a minister

Published

on

Celebrated Papa Shirandula actress Daisy Netia alias Naliaka is now a minister of the gospel after she was ordained as a pastor at the Harvest Family Church in Ongata Rongai.

Sharing the exciting news on Instagram, Naliaka – in prayer- thanked her spiritual father, Jimmy Macharia, for seeing her through.

“The day my life changed totally. I thank God for my spiritual father Jimmy Macharia who saw beyond my weaknesses. When God wants to do something in your life, He will introduce to you a man. Dear God, please help me not to ever forget where you picked from,” wrote Naliaka.

According to one of Naliaka’s close friends, the actress has been juggling between acting and ministry and are pleased that she was finally given the nod to do what she loves most.

Naliaka’s march to the pulpit is reminiscent with that of sports journalist Vincent Opiyo who not too long ago also heeded the call to minister through the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

In his last article published on May 19, 2019, Opiyo admitted that priesthood was his lifetime ambition despite his stint at the newsroom.

A passion to serve that, he said, began when he was 12 as an altar boy at his home Parish, Nangina Catholic Church.

READ ALSO:   Wambui murder: Police change tune on Kori

“At the age of 12, I became an Altar Boy in my home parish, Nangina Catholic church. This was a year of finishing my catechism classes that culminated into receiving Holy Communion. It is during this period that I started dreaming of being like my parish priest who was a friend and a father figure,” he recalled.

Opiyo explained that even though he went through hardships at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC), the U-turn was inevitable.

“I joined the University of Nairobi for a Broadcast Journalism course in September 2011 but my hopes for a bursary from a charity organization collapsed and I had to drop out after failing to pay the Sh110, 000 fees… I applied for evening classes at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) in Nairobi and sold Airtel mobile phone SIM cards on the streets to add to the little upkeep my father gave me. A SIM card was Sh50, my profit was Sh20,” he added.

by SDE

Continue Reading

Diaspora

Brampton City in Canada to Honor Kenyans in the Diaspora

Published

on

The Kenyan national flag is set to be raised for two weeks in the city of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, in honor of Kenya’s Independence Day.

The flag-hoisting ceremony also seeks to appreciate the participation of Kenyan-Canadians living in Brampton. The ceremony will be held at Brampton City Hall by the Mayor of Brampton, Patrick Brown, on Saturday, December 14th, a day when Kenyans living in Canada will mark the 56th Jamhuri Day.

Several political, community leaders, Federal Members of Parliament, Regional and Municipal Councilors from the Greater Toronto Area are expected to attend the inaugural flag-raising event. A representative from the Kenya High Commission in Canada is also expected to attend.

“This is a great achievement and a milestone not just to the Kenyans living in Canada but to Kenya as a country. We are so proud to have the Canadian government recognize, for the first time, the contributions of Kenyans in this country.”

“This is a significant step towards getting integrated with other communities that form part of the immigrant Canadian society,” said Kenyan Canadian Association (KCA) President Ephraim Mwaura.

 

 

 

READ ALSO:   Judy Wangui 's House Help Confesses: I cleaned Bloodstained House After Mary Wambui's Brutal Murder
Continue Reading


Are you looking for a Church to fellowship in Atlanta Metro Area?

poapay3

Like us on Facebook, stay informed

NEWS TRENDING RIGHT NOW

2019 Calendar

satellite-communication1.jpg

Trending

error: Content is protected !!