Free man: Joseph Kori released from police custody

Police last night released embattled businessman Joseph Kori in what a Kiambu Court termed as ‘lack of evidence’.

Kori was facing murder charges for allegedly participating in the killing of his wife Mary Wambui alongside the lover Judy Wangui.

Sources at Gigiri Police Station where Kori had been held told journalists that he walked to freedom on Thursday at 9.05pm.

The sources who sought anonymity said Mr Kori was picked up by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and interrogated for a few minutes outside the cell but was not returned to custody.

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The officers are said to have later returned to the station and signed that they had released Mr Kori.

Detectives are now left with Kori’s lover Judy Wangui and Michael Mathenge, a tour company operator as the main suspects of the murder.

In his statement given to detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Juja, Mr Kori who was initially thought by the police to have participated in his wife’s murder said he last talked to her at 4 pm on the day she was killed. 

He claimed that he hang up the call after his wife informed him that she was with Judy Wangui, believed to be Kori’s lover.

He further told the police that he neither called his wife or lover after that brief phone call as he did not want to escalate what was already shaping up to be a day of drama between him and his wife.

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Kori went on to explain that it is only later that he came to learn of his wife’s death.

Mathenge and Wangui are expected to be arraigned in court to face murder charges next week Wednesday.

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