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Police: Njenga Karume’s kin to face murder charges over death of girlfriend in Kiambu

By Cyrus Ombati | March 27th 2016
Kenneth is being held at Kiambu Police Station awaiting to be charged on Tuesday

Police in Kiambu are still holding a grandson of late Minister for Defence, Njenga Karume on suspicion that he pushed his girlfriend to death from the fourth floor of an apartment block on Thursday night.

Officials handling the case said the kin is likely to face murder charges on Tuesday as investigations into the incident continue.

The incident happened soon after the two arrived at their apartment at midnight.

Kiambu County Police Commander James Mugera said police are still holding and interrogating Kenneth Wathugi Karume 30, the son of Joseph Karume Njenga who is the first son of the late minister.

The woman, Mumbi Kalungia, 30, who sustained injuries on her limbs, head and back, died on the spot after the incident.

"The man is likely to face murder charges because every witness point an accusing finger at him. They claim the woman fell from the fourth floor of the building after what we suspect to be a scuffle," said Mugera.

Karume is said to be a commercial pilot. The accused told the police Mumbi died after jumping from the balcony of their house after a disagreement and a scuffle.

However, neighbours reported to police hearing commotion from the couple's house before Mumbi's lifeless body was found on the ground floor in a pool of blood.

The suspect is said to have been on the balcony of his house shouting that he had done nothing and tried to flee before he was apprehended by neighbours at adjacent apartments

Mugera said a few neighbours at the Gracia Apartment had also been questioned. The family of the deceased has also recorded statements with the police.

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