Shocking details emerge in the murder of woman in Karen


Shocking details emerge in the murder of woman in Karen
Former Wananchi Group CEO Richard Alden.

Police are treating businessman and British national Richard Alden as a murder suspect following the death of a woman at his apartment on Saturday.

Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui, 42, was allegedly shot dead at Mr Alden’s house in Karen, Nairobi on Saturday in unclear circumstances.

Mr Alden, 53, told police that Ms Kinyanjui shot herself, though preliminary investigations show that two of her fingers, the left thumb and ring finger, were fractured.

Karen OCPD Eshiphan Gichohi told Citizen Digital that Mr Alden had rushed Ms Kinyanjui to Karen Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Doctors found that her body had deep fresh injuries on the neck and back, apparently inflicted by a sharp object, and a gunshot wound that allegedly led to her death.

Mr Gichohi said that Ms Kinyanjui’s clothes were found strewn around the dressing room where she was allegedly shot, while Richard’s were packed, as he was getting ready to move to Nanyuki.

Police also recovered spent cartridges at his house and confiscated his pistol with 34 bullets. Richard is a licensed gun holder.

Richard Alden, who is married, told police that Ms Kinyanjui was just a friend.

Alden will be arraigned in court on Monday to face charges of murder.

Police are also holding his gatekeeper and house help for questioning.

Written by Lisa Kamau

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