Suspect in killing of Governor Wambora’s bodyguard in court


Suspect in killing of Governor Wambora's bodyguard in court
Samuel Ndwiga, a suspect in the killing of Governor Wambora's bodyguard in court.

In Summary

  • Ndwiga, 27, is suspected to have been involved in the murder on Christmas eve at Kithimu, Embu county.
  • Magistrate Ndengeri allowed the application and ordered that the suspect be held for 10 days and be produced in court January 14, 2019.

A suspect in the murder of Christopher Njue Njeru, a bodyguard to Embu Governor Martin Wambora was on Thursday arraigned in court.

However, Samuel Ndwiga Vungu, who was arrested on December 25, did not take plea before Senior Resident Magistrate Jean Ndengeri after the Directorate of Criminal Investigation in Embu applied to continue holding him as they complete their investigations.

Ndwiga, 27, is suspected to have been involved in the murder on Christmas eve at Kithimu, Embu county.

Through prosecutor Vincent Kongo, the investigating officer stated that the suspect could have vital information that could help the police in solving the murder case since he was at the scene where Mr. Njue was assaulted leading to his death later in the hospital.

Kongo said the application was supported by an affidavit sworn by Police Constable James Opiyo attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Embu West who is investigating the murder.

He told the court that Administration Police officers arrived at the scene and rescued Mr. Njue and managed to arrest the suspect who was fleeing from the scene of crime.

They also collected three blood stained wooden poles which will be used as exhibits in the case.

Magistrate Ndengeri allowed the application and ordered that the suspect be held for 10 days and be produced in court January 14, 2019.

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