Two more suspects charged with Lucy Njambi’s murder

Written By: Hunja Macharia


Two more suspects have now been charged alongside former Riruta MCA Samuel Ndung’u with the murder of his wife Lucy Njambi early this year.

Njambi, 24, died in January after she was physically assaulted and forced to swallow acid that her attackers later doused her with.

Her estranged husband Ndung’u has pleaded not guilty to the charges claiming they were abducted by gangsters but he managed to escape leaving her in the hands of the assailants.

She would later be found abandoned near a coffee plantation at Kamiti Corner in Ruiru, naked, sexually assulated and badly burnt after she was forced to swallow acid.

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The fresh charges against the three come as prosecution witness Lydia Nduta told the Court that the former MCA had threatened to kill her 22 year old son for allegedly having an affair with his estranged wife.

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Nduta presented a number of text messages, which allegedly contained threats against her son’s life.

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The MCA’s former driver in his testimony however absolved his employer of blame saying the two had been in good terms and were meeting often with a view to solve their marital problems.

According to the driver, the politician had visited his estranged wife on a certain Wednesday in January, which was fairly a common occurrence.

He told the court that during such visits, the late Njambi would not allow Ndung’u to enter her apartment, opting to sit with him inside his car for a conversation.

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He said the two were  even served dinner at the parking lot on the material day and all appeared well until two men allegedly attacked them and abducted the two.

Njambi was spotted by a good Samaritan who rushed her to Kiambu Level Four Hospital, where she narrated her ordeal to police officers.

She later died at Kenyatta National Hospital, hours after she had been referred there from the Kiambu hospital.







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