Police question businessman George Mwangi’s lover as probe into his murder intensifies

  • Detectives also visited Mwangi’s home in Thika town to comb for more evidence.
  • The three-bedroom house is where his wife Gladys Chania, the prime suspect in the gruesome murder, lived.
  • Police are in pursuit of more suspects as the alleged lover Lucy Muthoni was summoned to record a statement.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Saturday visited Kieni forest in Gatundu North, Kiambu County, where the body of Rwanda-based engineer George Mwangi was found on Wednesday.

Detectives also visited Mwangi’s home in Thika town to comb for more evidence. The three-bedroom house is where his wife Gladys Chania, the prime suspect in the gruesome murder, lived.

Police are in pursuit of more suspects as the alleged lover Lucy Muthoni was summoned to record a statement.

For the second day, the residence of the late engineer Mwangi remained a scene of the crime as police officers manned it round the clock while neighbours in the Mang’u area went on about their business, talking in hush tones about the incident that shocked the country.

Those who agreed to speak to Citizen TV on camera described Mwangi as a polite man who said a few words

"Mimi ni mfanyibiashara hapa, huyu Mwangi anakujanga anaenda...sikumbuki ni siku gani lakini amekuwa kama wiki moja," stated Mama Kiarie.

Charity Wangeci on her part said: "Mwangi sijamwona wiki hii ata hiyo ingine lakini mwezi huu alikuja. Huwa anasimamisha gari na nikimkuta ananisalimia. Ni mtu mpole na nimemjua kama miaka ishirini kwenda mbele."

However, fear still grips the area, and most residents declined to speak to Citizen TV on camera. They described the politician Gladys Chania, Mwangi's wife and the prime suspect in the gruesome murder, as a woman dreaded by neighbours.

The neighbours say she was hardly seen in their Mang’u home where she is alleged to have committed the murder of her husband on Tuesday this week.

Their second home in Kimathi estate within Thika town is where she lived.

"Mwangi ako na nyumba Mang’u na anakaa huko. Mambo ya kukaa pamoja na familia yake siwezi jua. Pengine nimwone mchana…hii nyumba ni yake ata anajenga, "said Charity Wangeci.

Lucy Njeri added: "Hapa ni Gladys anaishi. Mwangi alikuwa anakuja mchana lakini anaenda…alikuwa last week kusimamia mjengo hapa."

Crime Scene Forensics teams from the DCI visited the area, spending close to two hours combing through the three-bedroom house for more evidence. All the time the family members including Mwangi's children were present.

Detectives also visited Kieni forest where the body of the 58-year-old Rwanda-based engineer was discovered on Wednesday.

Police officers are in pursuit of more suspects in the murder including a farm worker who has since gone missing.

Lucy Muthoni, the alleged lover was summoned and questioned by police at Kamwangi Police Station. Muthoni was a tenant at a one-storey building a few metres from Mwangi's home.

Mwangi who jetted back to the country from Rwanda on September 13 this year went missing on Sunday morning at around 9am and his wife reported him missing at Kamwangi Police Station and later that evening at Mwea police post.

His body would be later found wrapped in a polythene bag and over 20 kilometres away in Kieni forest.

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