• Tuesday, 25 June 2024
Gladys Chania, a Kiambu politician, was arrested in connection with her husband's death.

Gladys Chania, a Kiambu politician, was arrested in connection with her husband's death.

Gladys Chania, a Kiambu politician, was arrested on Friday in connection with the death of her husband, George Mwangi.

She is the primary suspect in the murder of Mwangi, whose body was discovered in Kieni Forest in Gatundu North on Wednesday.

Perminus Kioi, the Kiambu police commander, has disputed an earlier report by Chania that Mwangi walked downstairs on Sunday and vanished.

According to Mr Kioi, preliminary investigations indicate that the victim was murdered in their home and then dumped in the forest.

According to the police chief, four more suspects are being held.

Chania reported her husband missing to Kamwangi police station and then to Mwea police station later that evening.

Mwangi, an electrical engineer and road contractor based in Kigali, Rwanda, she said, had arrived on September 13 and was scheduled to leave on Tuesday next week.

She told detectives that he went downstairs on Sunday morning and then vanished from their home in Mangu, Kiambu.

"On Sunday morning, my husband was awake. He went downstairs and never returned. He didn't have his phone with him, and when he didn't show up in the evening, I reported the matter the next day at Kamwangi police station and later at Mwea police post, which is under my jurisdiction," Ms Chania said.

We have three children and have been married for 24 years. "He hadn't expressed any concern for his life," she added.

According to preliminary investigations, he was struck on the head with a blunt object and had his face disfigured with acid.

Ms Chania is embroiled in a number of legal proceedings. Her most recent court appearance was on September 29 at the Kiambu law courts, where she is fighting a fraud case.

She also has an active case in Thika's legal system, where she is accused of defrauding two people out of Sh400,000 by promising to help them emigrate to America.

In another case, her organization, Right at Home Rehabilitation Centre, is being sued for Sh3.5 million by the Salvation Army church in Thika.

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