Husband arrested in connection with death of MP’s sister

By Oliver Musembi On Fri, 4 Oct, 2019 14:36 | < 1 min read
The injured were taken to a Wote hospital, whereas the deceased was moved to a Makueni hospital morgue. [PHOTO | FILE]
The injured were taken to a Wote hospital, whereas the deceased was moved to a Makueni hospital morgue. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    Stephen Ndoro, the husband of Githunguri MP’s sister, Jane Murugi, has been arrested in connection with her mysterious death.

Stephen Ndoro, the husband of Githunguri MP’s sister, Jane Murugi, has been arrested in connection with her mysterious death.

Ruiru police boss, Mutwiri Ringera, confirmed to K24 Digital that Ndoro, 38, was arrested on Friday morning at his Membley Estate home in Ruiru, Kiambu County.

Murugi, a senior nurse stationed in Machakos County, was found dead in her matrimonial home’s toilet.

Initial reports suggested that Murugi, 41, committed suicide by hanging.

Police, however, suspect foul play, given Murugi was found dead while seated on the toilet bowl.

“A scarf tied to a necktie was found hanging from the toilet window,” Ringera told K24 Digital.

Her spouse, Ndoro, said he woke up at 5am on Friday and did not find his wife in bed.

Ndoro, a medical doctor who works in Makueni County, said when he went to the toilet, he found his wife dead.

Murugi, who was on maternity leave, died aged 41. She leaves behind a 2-month old baby.

Her body was taken to Kenyatta University Funeral Home, where a postmortem examination is scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Kiambu County DCI boss, OCPD Ringera, MP Kago, and other lawmakers had arrived at the morgue by 1pm Friday.

Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba, who is Ndoro’s neighbour, and area MP Simon King’ara, were among the first people to arrive at the scene.

The two, who accompanied Kago to KU Funeral Home, called for thorough investigations into Murugi’s mysterious death

Police say they are treating Murugi’s husband as a key suspect in the alleged murder.

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