Wife of suspect in Idris Mukhtar attempted murder case still missing


David Mwai was buried in Nakuru on Friday. Photo/COURTESY
David Mwai was buried in Nakuru on Friday. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Mwai, who is little known among residents of Ngamini village where he was buried, died inside a Parklands Police Station cell on August 30.
  • Police claimed he hang himself and a post-mortem examination confirmed the reports even as the family alleged foul play.
  • He is suspected to have been hired to kill Idris Mukhtar and reportedly confessed the same to police.

David Mwai, the prime suspect in the attempted murder of former Garissa Finance Executive Idris Mukhtar, was buried in on Friday, even as his wife remained missing.

Family members maintain that they do not know the wife’s whereabouts after she was arrested alongside her husband on August 30.

Mwai was buried in a ceremony that took less than two hours and attended by not more than 200 people.

His friends are said to have kept off the burial save for a few who accompanied family members including two children aged 3 and 1.

Waseges MCA Daniel Kiriethe urged police to step up investigations into the incident involving Idris Mukhtar.

He further expressed concern over claims that the wife was also arrested but is still missing.

Mwai’s uncle James Wambugu said that they do not have any information regarding the whereabouts of the wife.

He said that they will allow police to carry out their investigation work but at the same time that it was important for them to inform the family of her location.

Her late husband Mwai was suspected to have been hired to kill Idris Mukhtar and reportedly confessed the same to police.

Mwai, who is little known among residents of Ngamini village where he was buried, died inside a Parklands Police Station cell on August 30.

Police claimed that he hang himself and a post-mortem examination confirmed the reports even as the family allege foul play.

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