By Wanja Waweru
Gladys Chania, a Kiambu politician, was detained on Friday in connection with the passing of her husband, George Mwangi.
She is the main suspect, according to the police, in the death of Mwangi, whose body was discovered on Wednesday in Kieni Forest in Gatundu North.
Perminus Kioi, the head of the Kiambu police, has refuted Chania’s earlier claim that Mwangi went missing on Sunday after walking downstairs.
According to Mr. Kioi, early evidence indicates that the victim was killed at their home before being abandoned in the forest.
Four more suspects, according to the police chief, are in jail
Chania reported her husband missing to the police at two locations that day: Kamwangi and Mwea.
She said that Mwangi, an electrical engineer and road builder located in Kigali, Rwanda, had flown into the nation on September 13 and was due to leave on Tuesday of the following week.
She told the police that he walked downstairs on Sunday morning and then vanished from their Mangu, Kiambu residence.
“My husband was alive on Sunday morning. He went downstairs and never came back. He did not carry his mobile phone and in the evening when he failed to show up, the next day I reported the matter at Kamwangi police station and later at Mwea police post, which is within my jurisdiction,’’ Ms Chania said.
“We have been married for 24 years and have three children. He had not expressed any fear for his life,’’ she added.