John Mwangi arrested for the murder of 23-year-old wife Mercy Njeru Mbatia


The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) detectives in Njoro Sub-County have apprehended murder suspect John Mwangi Githaiga at Mathangauta area.

The 34-year-old John Mwangi has been on the run since the murder incident occurred on Tuesday, 13th October 2020 until detectives caught up with him today in Njoro.

Through a Twitter post on the DCI page, John Mwangi is suspected to have murdered his 23-year-old wife Mercy Njeri Mbatia.

John is accused of slitting his wife’s throat with a sharp object. As if that wasn’t enough, he went ahead and later burnt her head, hands, and legs all the way to her knee area.

During the arrest, the detectives recovered a sword that is suspected to be the murder weapon. The sword will be kept as an exhibit.

DCI have assured the public that John Mwangi will be charged accordingly.

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