Kiambu politician Gladys Chania has been arrested in connection with the death of her husband George Mwangi whose body was found wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped in Kieni Forest in Gatundu North on Wednesday.
Police said Chania, a former Kiambu Woman Representative aspirant, is the prime suspect in her husband’s murder, Nation reported. Four other suspects are in police custody.
Kiambu Police Commander Perminus Kioi says preliminary investigations determined that Mwangi was killed in their house and later dumped in the forest, disputing Chania’s claim that her husband walked downstairs on Sunday and disappeared.
Chania, a former Kiambu TNA party coordinator, filed a missing person’s report at Kamwangi police station and later that evening at Mwea police post.
Mwangi, an electrical engineer and road contractor based in Rwanda’s capital of Kigali, arrived in the country on September 13th and was scheduled to fly out on Tuesday next week.
Chania told police that her husband went downstairs on Sunday morning and then disappeared from their home in Mangu, Kiambu. County.
“My husband was alive on Sunday morning. He went downstairs and never came back. He did not carry his mobile phone and in the evening when he failed to show up, the next day I reported the matter at Kamwangi police station and later at Mwea police post, which is within my jurisdiction,’’ Chania said as quoted by Nation.
“We have been married for 24 years and have three children. He had not expressed any fear for his life.”
Detectives said initial investigations show the deceased was hit on the head with a blunt object and his face disfigured with acid.