Kiambu politician Gladys Chania arrested over husband's murder

Kiambu politician Gladys Chania arrested over husband's murder

Crime Scene Investigation Unit detectives comb through the scene where engineer George Mwangi is believed to have been murdered in cold blood. PHOTO | COURTESY | DCI

A female politician based in Kiambu County has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her husband, Eng. George Mwangi, who prior to his death worked as a contractor in Rwanda.

Gladys Chania, who unsuccessfully vied for Kiambu County's Woman Representative seat at the August 9th polls, was on Friday arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The DCI sleuths believe that the deceased, who had returned to Kenya on September 13, 2022, might have been murdered in cold blood owing to the fact that he was allegedly intimately involved with one Lucy Muthoni, a secretary at a local school.

The 58-year-old's body was found dumped in Kieni Forest, Kiambu County, on Wednesday just hours before he was allegedly supposed to fly back to Kigali.

The body was found wrapped in a polythene bag and covered under a heap of cartons.

According to the DCI, Chania reported her husband as missing at Mwea Police Post in Gatundu North on October 11, 2022.

On Friday, detectives visited the deceased's home in Mang'u, the suspected murder scene, and recovered some of the weapons believed to have been used to brutally kill the engineer.

The DCI stated that the murder weapons were found stashed in the master bedroom.

"The sleuths have also recovered blood soaked bed sheets, curtains and clothes hidden in a locked room adjacent to the master bedroom," said the DCI in a statement.

Police believe that the victim was murdered in his own home before his body was dumped three kilometres away from the crime scene.

"Forensic experts based at the Crime Scene Investigations unit have also detected blood splatter patterns on the bedroom walls, wardrobe and along the stairway indicating that the father of three was killed in the house before his body was dumped kilometres away," said the DCI.

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