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Kenyan lady mysteriously dies in Netherlands and husband cremates her without approval from family 

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A family in Nairobi is yet to come to terms with the mysterious death of their daughter in the Netherlands and the decision by her German husband to cremate her remains despite their disapproval.

Ms Mercy Wanjiku Muthui, a 32-year-old Kenyan musician, is said to have been found dead in a ditch that borders the back garden of their house at the Jagerskreek in the Netherlands, shortly after she was reported missing by Mr Daniel Erhardt, her husband, with whom they had a five-month-old son.

Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, the Netherlands police detained Mr Erhardt for about three days, as they investigated whether it was a crime, a fatal accident or suicide.

COMMITTED SUICIDE

Her family, which lives in Jericho in Nairobi, learnt of the news on January 13 through a call from the Foreign Affairs ministry, informing them of what Mr Erhardt had reported to the police — that Ms Wanjiku committed suicide by drowning in the ditch.

Wanjku’s sister, Ms Bilha Muthui, however, said they suspect foul play in the death of Shiko, as they fondly called her.

“According to the media, Mr Erhardt had reported to the police that her wife was not in bed next to him when he woke up and appeared as if she was not at home. But it just took the police a few minutes of search before her body was found at the ditch,” Ms Muthui told the Nation on phone yesterday.

She said Mr Erhardt had, upon being released, contacted the family, saying, he was unable to raise Sh1.2 million to ship Ms Wanjiku’s body to Kenya.

He went ahead to obtain a paybill number to fund raise for the purpose which, according to his Facebook page, managed to raise 2,400 Euros (Sh275,000).

The German texted the family again last Wednesday, saying, he had opted to cremate Wanjiku’s body as a cheaper way of disposal.

The family protested and promised to send a representative to assist him in shipment plans, but he was ‘unco-operative’.

CREMATION

“He said he would cremate her on Friday, the same day we were to hold a memorial for her at Jericho Church. We told him that our customs and beliefs as Christians were not in tandem with cremation, but he said he does not care how we feel and it was our problem to deal with,” Ms Muthui said.

Pained by their in-law’s decision, they contacted Kenya’s ambassador to the Netherlands to intervene, but got no help, she added.

“The response was that Mr Edhardt was now Wanjiku’s next of kin and that whatever he decided would be respected,” she said.

Wanjiku moved to the Netherlands two years ago after a colourful wedding in Nairobi on August 3, 2016.

Source: Nairobi News

 

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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.

Source: SDE

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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.

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.

“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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