Kiambu politician Gladys Chania was on Friday arrested over the gruesome murder of her husband Eng George Mwangi in a tragic turn of events.
Four other suspects have are also in police custody with police saying Mwangi was killed in the house.
Police said Chania is the main suspect in the murder of her husband whose body was found wrapped in a black polythene bag oozing blood in Kieni forest.
Police said she is the prime suspect in the murder of Mwangi whose body was found dumped in Kieni Forest in Gatundu North on Wednesday.
Kiambu police commander Perminus Kioi said initial investigations indicate Mwangi was killed in his house before the body was dumped in the forest.
He poured cold water on the report of a missing person that Chania had filed earlier saying her husband walked down the stairs on Sunday and vanished.
Mr Kioi said preliminary investigation shows that the victim was killed in their house and later dumped in the forest.
Mwangi who is a an electrical engineer and road contractor based in Kigali, Rwanda, had jetted into the country on September 13 and was scheduled to fly out on Tuesday next week.
She told detectives that on Sunday morning, he went downstairs and then disappeared from their home in Mangu, Kiambu.
“My husband was alive on Sunday morning. He went downstairs and never came back. He did not carry his mobile phone and in the evening when he failed to show up, the next day I reported the matter at Kamwangi police station and later at Mwea police post, which is within my jurisdiction,’’ Ms Chania said.
“We have been married for 24 years and have three children. He had not expressed any fear for his life,’’ she added.
Initial investigations show that he was hit on the head with a blunt object and his face disfigured with acid.