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Detectives arrest motorist they link to ferrying Wambui body

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The killers of businesswoman Mary Wambui sought help from another motorist to ferry her body from Four Ways Junction estate on Kiambu Road where the incident is said to have happened, to Juja, where it was found a day later.

Detectives investigating the murder, which took place on January 26, yesterday arrested a suspect who is believed to have ferried the body using a Toyota Noah, whose whereabouts police are yet to locate.

Doing a good job

Those privy to the ongoing investigation said the suspect, who might be produced before Kiambu Law Courts this morning, or tomorrow, was lured into a police trap yesterday afternoon.

Meanwhile, preliminary investigations, as revealed by a source privy to the investigation, indicated that Wambui’s husband, Mr Joseph Kori, who is detained alongside his girlfriend, Ms Judy Wangui, may have not have been at the murder scene.

Kiambu County Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss Amos Tebey last evening declined to give an update on the investigations as that could jeopardise their investigations. He only said that his officers were doing a good job.

However, multiple sources within the police indicated that with the arrest of the suspect linked to ferrying the body, detectives on the case may have made a major breakthrough that could help solve the murder mystery.

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The motorist, who recorded part of his statement last evening, according to police sources, drove to Ms Wangui’s residence around midnight using a Toyota Noah, a KCK registration number, the same night Ms Wambui was murdered. He left shortly after.

Tracking of his movements, police say, indicate that he went to Juja, where he left around 2am. Police believe he is among the people who ferried the body that was discovered a day later.

“After checking in at Four Ways, his movements showed that he left and went directly to Juja, where he left at 2am, and was in constant communication with Judy,” a detective privy to the investigations, but who cannot be named because he is not authorised to speak to the media, said.

Detectives found bloodstained clothes and blood swabs. Police believe the bloodstains belong to Ms Wambui, a mother of two, who until her death ran a successful hardware business at Kahawa West estate. The clothes will be subjected to DNA analysis.

Failed to start

According to police sources, the suspect, who is also said to have rented a car, a KCE, to Ms Wangui, which she reportedly used to drive to Wambui’s home at Safari Park Garden, later left it at Homeland Inn, Thika Road, after it allegedly failed to start.

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Last evening, detectives inestigating the murder, were for the better part of the day analysing CCTV footage retrieved from the Four Ways Junction estate, as they tried to establish the movements of the suspects and Ms Wambui before the murder.

According to the footage, Ms Wambui and Ms Wangui, after spending most part of the day together, drove to the estate at 6.24pm, using the former’s white Mercedes Benz car.

They were captured getting clearance at the gate.

The police are also looking for a taxi driver, who is said to have rejected the offer to ferry the body and who police said was captured while registering at the gate.

The gate of the estate is manned by security guards 24 hours a day, and all visitors are required to register in a book and leave either their identity card or drisving licenses before being cleared with the authority of the people they are going to visit.

Further, police say taxi drivers must have either left their national identification cards, or driving licences with the security guards before being cleared to go to Ms Wangui’s residence where the killing is believed to have been carried out.

Source: Daily Nation

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We were not happy anymore – Lilian Muli speaks on split from ex-husband

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Days after K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo opened up to her Instagram followers that she is happy that her ex-husband Dennis Okari has moved on, Lilian Muli has taken a cue.

Speaking to Kalekye Mumo, Muli disclosed that her relationship with ex-husband, Moses Njuguna Kanene, came to a slow, grinding halt and they had to go their separate ways.

The Citizen TV anchor narrated that though the relationship was bliss at first, it reached a point where she felt “strangulated.”

She added that they mutually agreed to part ways and still remain friends to date.

I was young, I was a small girl. That seems like a long time ago but it was pretty romantic. He was my friend, he remain my friend to date. He is an extremely romantic gentleman and so he guided me a lot along that process, it is what it is, things didn’t work out. He is a person I respect to date

We were not happy anymore, and we just got to a place where you know we were not friends anymore, and I felt strangulated, I just felt that the Lilian I knew was getting suffocated in this environment and we mutually opted it was not working. We agreed to go separate ways. It is easier that way, there is no unnecessary drama. Once you have a child with someone really that person is your life forever,” Muli told Kalyekye.

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PHOTOS: Langata MP Nixon Korir weds lover in exclusive ceremony

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A day after NTV anchor Dennis Okari exchanged vows with Naomi Joy in an invite-only ceremony along Kiambu Road, Saturday the 16th was Nixon Korir’s turn.

The Langata MP wedded his longtime lover Beryl Zoraima at an exclusive wedding held at the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi.

The event was graced by family and friends as well as the who’s who in the political and entertainment scene.

Take a look at photos from the ceremony below…

 

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Murder most foul: Woman denies killing her ‘mother’

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Suspect is accused of stabbing elderly woman 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach

Bernadette Njoki Gachinga, 33, was adopted by Esther Wangari Kanuri at the age of three months after being dumped by her biological mother.

But, on the evening of February 23, 2014, Ms Kanuri was brutally killed by unknown assailants at her home in Kihuyo village, Nyeri town. The slain civil servant’s body was found by her husband, Michael Kanuri, lying in a pool of blood in her adopted daughter’s bedroom.

Ms Njoki turned out to be the prime suspect in the murder. It is alleged that she attacked her foster mother while she was taking tea in her living room and stabbed her more than 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach. She allegedly later dragged the body to her bedroom, locked it from the outside and escaped to Nyeri town.

Ms Kanuri, who was suffering from arthritis, had just arrived home from a church service at Kihuyo Presbyterian Church of East Africa.

Although Ms Njoki has since denied killing her foster mother, the court found that she has a case to answer.

During her defence at the High Court in Nyeri on Thursday, Ms Njoki admitted hating her foster mother. The court was told she made Ms Kanuri’s life a living hell after discovering she was not her biological mother.

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Justice Abigail Mshila heard that Ms Njoki was a wild and indisciplined girl since her days in high school and was addicted to drugs like bhang and alcohol.

While being cross-examined by State Counsel Emma Gicheha and lawyer Gitonga Muthee for the deceased’s family, Ms Njoki admitted that she became errant and defiant to her foster mother after completing primary school education in 2001.

“I discovered that she was not my biological parent after snooping into a cabinet in the house that was always locked. I was 14 years then and I told my brother that we are adopted children. I became confused and escaped from home for one month to look for my biological mother but I later returned,” Ms Njoki said.

She admitted harbouring a grudge against Ms Kanuri for reasons she did not disclose. She said she was not bitter although Ms Kanuri had not told her she was adopted.

Ms Njoki is accused of stabbing her foster mother to death following an altercation caused by her indiscipline. The disagreement allegedly arose after Ms Kanuri asked her why she had not reported to her workplace in Nyeri town where she was operating a fruits parlour.

The prosecution told the court Ms Njoki, while in high school, wrote a letter to her foster father telling him how she hated her foster mother.

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“Remember I wrote to you an SMS telling you that I hate mum. I was angry. I wish I got to know my real mother,” reads the letter.

Source: Daily Nation

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