DCI seeks to transfer Wambui murder case to DCI homicide division

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DCI seeks to transfer Wambui murder case to DCI homicide division
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Three suspects in the murder of Mary Wambui were Wednesday morning arraigned in court.

The trio who appeared before Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Stella Atambo, however, did not take the plea as the DCI sought more time to transfer the case to the DCI homicide division.

The judge was delivering a ruling on an application to have them detained for another two weeks amid objections from the defense team lead by Lawyer Cliff Ombeta.

The three suspects Judy Wangui Mungai, businessman Michael Githae Mathenge and Wambui’s husband Joseph Kori were expected to take plea at the Kiambu law court.

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However, the prosecution led by DCI Officer John Wahome in a sworn affidavit pleaded with the court to allow for continued custody.

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They asked the court to allow them 14 more days to transfer the case against the trio from Juja Police Station to the DCI homicide division.

The defense opposed the application claimed that Judy Wangui was being tortured while in custody.

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Wambui was found murdered two weeks ago and her body dumped in Juja.

Her husband and his alleged mistress Judy are been treated as the key suspects in her murder.

Police in Kiambu had been granted 14 days to conclude investigations over the murder of Wambui whose body was found in a dam in Ruiru, two days after she went missing.

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In his affidavit, investigating Officer Cornelius Araswa said they were pursuing CCTV footage from Homeland hotel, Thika road where the deceased allegedly had late lunch with her husband’s girlfriend before she met her death.

Police are also pursuing mobile data to establish the communication that transpired on or before the said incident as well as the recovery of a missing Mercedes Benz that belonged to the deceased last seen with the suspects.

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