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Murder: MCA, girlfriend arrested

By Fidelis Kabunyi | May 12th 2022 | 1 min read

A 45-year-old Member of County Assembly (MCA) from Gatundu North in Kiambu and his girlfriend, 29, have been arrested over murder allegations.

The two are accused of taking part in the killing of a middle-aged man from the county.

It is alleged that the ward rep and his lover committed the crime on Tuesday, May 10.

At the Thika Law Courts on Thursday, five suspects were arraigned in connection with the murder of one Gerald Gachugu Gichuhi.

The five are Githobokoni Ward MCA Samuel Nginya Njenga, his lover Julia Wambui Macharia, Stephen Macharia Njeri, Alex Njihia Gathuri and Elizabeth Nyambura Macharia.

Police said in court that the suspects hit Gachugu Gichuhi in the forehead on Tuesday night at the MCA’s West View Estate home in Juja, Kiambu County.

The victim died while receiving treatment at the Thika Level 5 Hospital.

His body was taken to the General Kago Funeral Home in Thika awaiting autopsy.

Police had sought 14 days to detain the suspects to allow for completion of investigations, but Senior Resident Magistrate Margaret Karumbu allowed authorities ten days to hold the suspects as investigations continue.



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