Wife of murdered Murang’a principal arraigned in court


Residents gathered around the vehicle where the body of Gatunguru Secondary School Principal, Mr. Sammy ...
Residents gathered around the vehicle where the body of Gatunguru Secondary School Principal, Mr. Sammy Mbogo had been dumped. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Alice Mugech, together with a middle aged man; Samuel Were, appeared before Murang'a Chief Magistrate Margret Wachira for alleged involvement in the brutal murder of Mr. Samuel Mbogo.
  • The magistrate ordered the suspects be detained at Murang’a Police Station until May 28 when their case will be mentioned, noting that the two could interfere with investigations.

The wife of slain Gatunguru Secondary School principal was on Monday morning arraigned in a Murang’a court over his murder.

Alice Wachera, together with a middle-aged man; Samuel Were, appeared before Murang’a Chief Magistrate Margret Wachira for alleged involvement in the brutal murder of Mr. Samuel Mbogo who was killed on Saturday night.

The two, however, did not take plea after Criminal Investigation Officer Jeremiah Kazungu applied to have the suspects detained for 15 days to allow completion of investigations.

Kazungu said police are still probing the murder as they seek to nab more suspects in connection to the killing of Mr. Mbogo whose body was found naked, with a deep cut on the head and eyes gorged out.

“I pray to this court to detain the two suspects in Murang’a police station for 15 days to allow us do thorough investigations before charging the two with murder,” said the investigation officer.

The wife of the slain school head pleaded with the court to allow her go back home as police do investigations, saying she has children and livestock to cater for adding that she will fully cooperate with the detectives.

Wachera further said she needed free time to take part in preparations for the burial of her deceased husband.

Considering the plea from both sides, the magistrate declined to release them citing the seriousness of the case facing the two.

The magistrate ordered the suspects be detained at Murang’a Police Station until May 28 when their case will be mentioned, noting that the two could interfere with investigations.

Mr. Mbogo was killed on Saturday night and his mutilated body bundled in the boot of his car which was found abandoned 200 metres from his home on the Murang’a – Kiriaini Road in Kiharu.

The car is believed to have got stuck in the mud as his killers tried to transport Mbogo’s body and dump it elsewhere.

Residents who raided the deceased’s home found Mbogo’s wife asleep and upon being questioned, she claimed having no knowledge of the death of her husband. She, however, could not explain how a blanket soaked in blood got into the compound.

The woman’s statement contradicted her 8-year-old daughter’s story as she confirmed that her father had arrived home late and was attacked by two men who were in the house with her mother.

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