City Park shooting: Janet Waiyaki’s husband testifies about her last moments

City Park shooting: Janet Waiyaki's husband testifies about her last moments
George Kirubi, husband to the late Janet Waiyaki, appears in a Nairobi court on February 05, 2019. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

A businessman whose wife was shot and killed at City Park in Nairobi in May last year on Tuesday testified in court on his movements before and after the mysterious killing.

Appearing before Justice Stella Mutuku, Mr. George Kirubi narrated that he had two houses in Nairobi; one at Greenspan in Donholm, where the deceased —  Janet Waiyaki — lived, and the other in Pangani estate where his first wife lives.

Kirubi narrated that he last saw Janet on Friday, May 18, 2018 before he left for a funeral in Murang’a County on Saturday after which he went for a night out with friends in Pangani before going back to Donholm on Sunday morning.

The businessman says he did not find Janet in the house, though her vehicle was at the parking lot. Upon asking about his wife’s whereabouts, Kirubi says the house-help told him that she had left.

He said a few minutes later, he received a call informing him that Janet had been shot at City Park and rushed to Avenue Park Hospital. He added that several other people called him to deliver the news on his wife’s death.

Kirubi, however, told the court he did not go to see Janet or help transport her body from Avenue Hospital, where had been rushed together with 27-year-old Bernard Chege — his nephew who was shot alongside his wife.

Asked why he didn’t go to the hospital, he told the judge: “I was confused I was just roaming about.”

Kirubi narrated to the court that they had lived with Janet for 16 years and had three children together.

He further told the court that he was not aware of any affair between Janet and his nephew, who survived the shooting.

In the case, two police officers have pleaded not guilty over the killing Janet Wangui Waiyaki at City Park in Parklands Area, Nairobi.

The two are Constables William Chirchir from Makadara Police Station and his counterpart Godfrey Kirui from Industrial Area Police Station.


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