By HARRIET MUGO
Gladys Chania accused of being the prime suspect in the brutal murder of her husband George Mwangi has been released on a Sh 1m bond.
Her co-accused Maurice Mbugua was also released on a Sh1m bond and both were to provide a surety of a similar a similar amount.
The two suspects had earlier been detained for seven days to allow DCI to conclude investigations.
Detectives arrested Chania on October 14 and believed she mooted the murder plan after she learnt about her husband’s alleged love affair with a secretary at a local school.
Mwangi, 58, was a contractor based in Rwanda and arrived in the country on September 13.
Chania is suspected to have colluded in executing his murder with a new employee and other accomplices.
The couple had been married for 20 years with three children. The body of Mwangi was discovered in the forest wrapped in black polythene under a heap of cartons and empty bags of cement.
Detectives believe that Chania placed a call to make a missing person’s report after dumping the body.
The investigating detectives also learnt that Chania had hired a new employee, Morris Kamau, on the eve of the murder after a John Mwangi, who had worked for her for four years allegedly failed to return home after he was sent to deposit money on MPesa.