Court denies murder suspect Judy Wangui ferried to prison

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 00:00 |
Murder suspect Judy Wangui.

The High Court in Kiambu has denied murder suspect Judy Wangui, the mistress of businessman Joseph Kori, bond.

 Wangui, who is facing murder charges, was on Sunday afternoon ferried to Lang’ata Women’s Prison from Kiambu Police Station after the family of a man who had placed sureties for her, protested.

The suspect is charged with killing Kori’s wife, Mary Wambui Kamangara on January 26. She is charged alongside car-hire dealer Michael Githae.

The two have been charged that on the night of January 26 and January 27 at Four Ways Junction Estate on Kiambu Road, jointly with others not before court, killed Kamangara, whose body was later found in Juja at a dam near Courtesy Beach Resort.

The incident is said to have occurred at Wangui’s two-bedroom apartment at Daisy Court 4, where investigators said they found bloodstained clothes.

Never consulted

Wangui, Kori’s mistress for three years and Githae, who owns Mipals Travel Adventures, have denied the charges.

Early June, Kiambu High Court Judge Christine Meoli freed them on a bond of Sh3 million each with two sureties pending the hearing and determination of the case and both of them had managed to pay.

But last week, the family of Wangui’s ‘saviour’ went to court during mention of the case and protested the use of the family property to secure the accused’s freedom, noting that they were never consulted, and even if they were, they would not have allowed it.

This led to the termination of the bond and Wangui was held for days at the Kiambu Police Station before being taken to remand.

“She has been here but we have processed her today and she was taken to Lang’ata Prison,” a police officer who asked for anonymity, disclosed.

Besides fighting to clear herself in the murder charges in March, Kori accused Wangui of illegally transferring a Mercedes Benz he had bought her.  

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