Controversy had marred the career of Karen Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss who died on Saturday evening while attending a party at Upper Hill, K24 Digital can now reveal.
In 2019, Ann Wanjiru Waiganjo was on the spot after it emerged that she had married two men at the same time.
It can be revealed that Wanjiru who is a younger sister to Kenya’s famous police impersonator Joshua Waiganjo had faced a lot of challenges in her first relationship.
She was first married to David Murimi an inspector in the police force before she parted ways with him and married a junior officer in the prisons service David Mbitu Muchi.
Wanjiru exchanged vows in church with Mbitu in a wedding that was attended by top Kenyan cops. All this time, she was still married to her previous husband who according to papers, they had exchanged vows at the Attorney General’s office.
Such an offence according to Kenyan law is known as bigamy- the offence of marrying someone while already being married to someone else.
However, in her defence, Wanjiru said that she had long-time parted ways with her first husband citing physical and verbal abuse.
She had alleged that at one point, she was physically abused and even reported the matter at Kikuyu Police Station but later decided to forgive him because they both work in the service.
A court document seen by this reporter reveals that Wanjiru filed a divorce and a ruling made on July 3, 2020- that the relationship had broken down and could not be reverted.
K24 Digital has established that after Wanjiru filed for divorce, she experienced unending career-targeted threats.
At some point, she was even considering withdrawing the matter from court.
However, the matter went under after a ruling and the officer has been conducting her duties at the Karen Police Station.
A junior colleague who has been working with her for years said that she has been okay and that they were all shocked when they were informed that she had died.
Wanjiru on Saturday evening at 5:30pm collapsed while at Baita Restaurant within Upper Hill and was rushed to Nairobi Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Her body is currently lying at Kenyatta University Morgue.