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Wambui murder: Police change tune on Kori

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The mystery surrounding the murder of businesswoman Mary Wambui Kamangara has deepened after the investigating officers made an about-turn on the whereabouts of her husband at the time of the killing.

In their preliminary investigations, recounted to the media through sources on record and in confidence, the detectives said that Ms Kamangara was killed at an apartment in Fourways Junction, where husband’s mistress Judy Wangui Mungai lives, in the presence of her husband, Mr Joseph Kori Karue.

Ms Mungai and Mr Karue, who were suspected of killing her, have been in custody for a week. They appeared in court last week, but detectives were allowed to hold them until February 13, when they are expected to take their pleas.

A motorist suspected of helping dispose of Ms Kamangara’s body in a dam in Juja, Kiambu County, was also arrested on Monday.

But that narrative has changed, with police now saying Mr Karue was nowhere near the murder scene.

They also say his car was not captured on the CCTV footage from Fourways Junction that they have reviewed.

“Based on his mobile phone records and his car-tracking device, he (Karue) was in Ngong on the day of the murder and left at 9pm, when he drove back to Roysambu. He was never at Fourways Junction,” said a detective.

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Yesterday, Mr Obed Kiio, the DCIO at the Juja Police Station, where the matter is being investigated, told the Nation that call data obtained from Safaricom indicated that Mr Karue was “not anywhere near the scene”.

However, Mr Kiio said detectives have not ruled out the possibility that the phone and the car were being controlled by a third party at the time to create an alibi for Mr Karue, adding that investigations were still going on.

Last Friday, the detectives, led by Mr Kiio and accompanied by Mr Karue, conducted a “field investigation”.

A detective explained that it involved combing the areas of interest, including corroborating evidence from people Mr Karue said he was with in Ngong that day.

A day after Ms Kamangara’s body was found, police sources said that she and Ms Mungai had gone to the latter’s home at around 5pm, a fact captured on CCTV.

In the house, police said, the two women found Mr Karue relaxing. His pictures were hanging on the wall. A scuffle ensued, and Ms Kamangara was fatally hurt with what police said was Mr Karue’s licensed gun.

A post-mortem conducted last Thursday revealed that she was clobbered with a blunt object before she was suffocated.

This version was confirmed by a senior detective at the Juja Police Station, who said Ms Mungai had said that Mr Karue was at the murder scene on Saturday night.

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He added that she had claimed that Mr Karue had offered her Sh2 million in exchange for silence over the murder.

Until police clear the air on how they gathered evidence on Mr Kamangara’s last moments and where Mr Karue was, many are likely to question the credibility of their investigations.

At around 9pm, Mr Karue is said to have called his parents in Mweiga, Nyeri County, to inform them that Ms Kamangara was missing, before sending another message that she had been kidnapped.

His parents dutifully passed on the information to his in-laws in Kandutura, Nakuru County.

But the question now is, if Mr Karue last saw his wife at 11am on the fateful day, and that she told him that afternoon that she was with Ms Mungai, as he told detectives, how did he know she had been kidnapped just minutes after returning to Roysambu? And what prompted him to call his parents to tell them his wife was missing?

“He said that when he realised that his wife and his mistress were together, he was so shocked that he didn’t talk much with the wife. When he returned home later in the night, she was not there and did not show until the following morning, when he saw the Facebook post,” Mr Kiio said yesterday.

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The Facebook post was about a woman whose body had been retrieved from a dam in Juja.

Mr Karue told police he was drawn to the photo by the clothes on the woman’s body because they resembled his wife’s.

He was arrested and led police to Fourways Junction, where his wife’s blood-stained clothes were found.

CCTV footage taken from Fourways Junction shows Ms Kamangara and Ms Mungai entering the estate at 6:24pm in the former’s car, a white Mercedes Benz saloon. The estate gate is manned by security guards 24 hours a day, and all visitors are required to notify their hosts or register their names and leave an identification document.

But the car left the estate at 21:57 with one occupant, a woman detectives believe was Ms Mungai.

Then, at about 11pm, police said, she returned to the estate in a different car.

Yesterday, Ms Kamangara’s family said she will be buried at Mr Karue’s rural home in Mweiga, according to Kikuyu customs. Ms Kamangara’s sister, Ms Esther Kamangara, said burial arrangements had been put on hold until Mr Karue is released.

The case will be mentioned on February 13.

Source: Nairobi News

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‘Buyer Beware’ admin arrested

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Blogger Mildred Atieno Owiso, popularly known as Atty, who runs the popular online platform ‘Buyer Beware’ has been arrested over human trafficking claims.

According to the police, the controversial blogger was picked from her house in Umoja on Tuesday morning, but her followers claim she was picked from a house in Buru Buru.

The blogger is said to have published corruption allegations against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko claiming that he was abetting corruption at City Hall.

Buru Buru OCPD Adamson Bungei however said that was not the reason for Ms Owiso’s arrest, insisting that the blogger was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking offences.

“We realised that in the same facility that the lady was occupying there were some traveling documents (Passports) of other people and after being questioned, she was not able to justify why she had the documents of the alleged victim,” said Mr Bungei.

He added that the victim had alleged that she had requested to travel abroad for employment which is linked with an international body and that the police are establishing if Ms Owiso has a legal licence to run a business of recruiting people for employment abroad.

SONKO’S COMPLAINT

According to the police, the blogger will also be charged with causing disturbance after she tried to escape from a lawful custody and causing a scene at the station.

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At the same time, Governor Sonko has said he has filed his complaint against Ms Owios with the police.

“It is a very interesting coincidence that only a day after this infamous blogger who I had never heard of before Saturday crawled from the woodworks and attacked me without justification based on year ending June 2017 to June 2018 audit report which I addressed sufficiently in numerous posts on social media, in National Television on Side Bar at NTV and at Senate PAC Committee which was aired live only for her to be arrested the next day over Human trafficking allegations,” Sonko posted on his Facebook page.

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Genge rapper Mejja finds love again after being dumped by his wife via text

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Genge rapper Mejja is in love again after enduring the heartbreak of being ditched by his wife of five years through a text message.

Sometime last year, Mejja, who makes the trio of The Kansoul group, revealed that he battled depression and at one point contemplated taking away his life.

This was after his wife of five years and the mother of his daughter dumped him via text message despite them not having any misunderstanding, according to the artiste.

“We had not disagreed. Actually we were so happy. I was in Thika and I got her message asking me if I had arrived well. I told her yes and the next thing she told me was ‘move on with your life’” Mejja revealed in a past interview.

The artiste said that all his efforts to salvage his marriage never bore fruit as his estranged wife kept ignoring his calls.

The situation drove Mejja into depression and for a whole year he struggled to come to terms with the reality of his collapsing marriage.

IN LOVE AGAIN

However, Mejja now seems to have moved on.

On Sunday, he formally introduced his new girlfriend to his fans via Instagram.

Mejja shared a picture of him and his new bea accompanied with a very telling caption.

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“Beauty and The Beast. Nikipeleka msupa Pango kununua digital kwa vaite. ALipenda Mjeshi hivo hivo Ghettoh lifestyle na ma ghettoh queen Watu wa comments najua mtaanza story ya mali ya umma huyu ni private property lol…” Mejja wrote.

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Did Ruto kick out journalists, yet again? – AUDIO

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An audio recording of someone who sounds like the Deputy President William Ruto chasing away journalists is making the rounds on social media.

In the audio, the person is heard telling asking the journalists to leave.

“Bado tuko na watu ya magazeti? Watu ya magazeti mnafanya nini hapa? Toeni hii maTV yenu hapa. Mnatufwata mpaka usiku? Tokeni hapa!” the speaker in the audio clip says.

It is not clear when, where nor if the person speaking is indeed the Deputy President.

The audio has emerged just days after the DP was caught on camera shooing off journalists who were covering the Ilchamus traditional wedding ceremony in Baringo County, an event he presided over.

In an incident that happened on August 10, 2019 in Baringo county, the DP interrupted his speech and asked the journalists to move back to give the crowd a clear view of the speakers at the wedding.

UNWANTED COVERAGE

Ruto went as far as making it clear to the journalists that he was not there to address them, but rather members of the public gathered at the venue.

“Na nyinyi watu wa nini, mumekuwa wengi hapa ketini chini watu wanataka kuangalia huko nyuma. Nyinyi tokeni hapa. Msonge nyuma. Wakae mbali mbali ndio wananchi waone. Kwani mnafikiri nimekuja kuongea na nyinyi ama nimekuja kuongea na wananchi,” Ruto said while addressing the journalists.

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According to journalists who covered the event, the DP’s security personnel pushed and roughed them up leaving only those working with the Deputy President’s Press Service.

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