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George Mwangi husband to Kiambu politician was killed by heavy blows on the head, he tried to defend himself

By HARRIET MUGO

George Mwangi husband to Kiambu politician Gladys Chania was killed by several heavy blows before his body was dumped in the forest.

An autopsy report shows the cause of death as trauma caused by heavy blows on the back of the head using a blunt object.

The autopy report reveals injuries on the hands and fingers consistent with somebody who tried to defend himself during the fatal attack.

The autopsy was done at the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital by government pathologist Johansen Oduor.

The family is now calling for justice saying it was now clear that their kin was brutally murdered.

The autopsy revealed injuries Mwangi sustained on his left-hand fingers, indicating he had strived to defend himself in the face of his gruesome murder.

“The doctor has examined the body and established that Mwangi was hit at the back of his head by a blunt object. He was hit severaly. As a family, we will wait for the government’s course of action on the matter. We are waiting for justice,’’ said Peter Muhia, Mwangi’s relative .

Mwangi was reportedly killed on October 10, 2022. His politician wife, Gladys Chania, is in custody on suspicion that she killed him over a suspected love triangle

It has since emerged that Mwangi, an astute businessman with an interest in real estate, seemingly had a premonition about his death.

He told his elder sister that he had a troubled marriage and they would mostly spend their time at separate homes.

She said that the last conversation she had with him was on Friday, October 7, when he informed her that he was having a deep issue with his wife, Chania.

“He sounded disturbed and we talked for less than two minutes and he hung up. What I remember him telling me is that ‘I am just depressed and I feel like I am close to my death,’” the sister said.  

Initial investigations by DCI showed that Mwangi was brutally murdered in his own bedroom by people close to him.

The suspect had reported her husband missing on Tuesday, October 11. Detectives said Mwangi was a few hours away from leaving his home to catch a flight at the Jomo Kenyata Internationa Airport (JKIA) when he was murdered.  

The deceased had three children with the main suspect, with whom they had been married for over 20 years. The Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau team recovered some of the murder weapons suspected to have been used to commit the heinous crime.

Detectives gathered that Mwangi was killed following a love affair involving him and his mistress, identified as Lucy Muthoni, a secretary at a local school.

According to DCI, Mwangi fell in love with Muthoni, who was looking for a rental house sometime in 2021.

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