3 suspects in Mary Wambui’s murder case detained for 14 days


3 suspects in Mary Wambui's murder case detained for 14 days
File image of Mary Wambui Kamangara who was killed at an apartment in Fourways Junction. PHOTO| COURTESY

Three suspects implicated in the murder of Mary Wambui Kamangara have been detained for 14 more days to allow police complete investigations.

The accused, who include the husband of the deceased; Joseph Kori Karue, his mistress Judy Wangui Mungai and Michael Githae Mathenge, a car-hire services operator, were arraigned at the Kiambu Law Courts on Wednesday but did not take plea after police sought more time to detain them.

Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Stella Atambo directed the accused be deatained at Muthaiga Police Station.

The case will be mentioned on February 27, 2019.

Ms. Kamangara was killed on January 26, 2019 at an apartment in Fourways Junction on Kiambu Road, where Judy Wangui lives in a suspected love triangle gone sour.

On January 29, Mr. Kori and his mistress were arraigned in a Kiambu court but did not take plea, after police were allowed to hold them for 14 days pending investigations.

While her husband was initially accused of colluding with Judy Wangui in the murder, police say subsequent investigations involving analysis of call records and witness statements suggest that he was not at the crime scene.

Mr. Mathenge, the car-hire services operator, is alleged to have aided Wangui in ferrying Wambui’s body from the murder scene to a ditch in Juja area.

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