Detectives question Nyeri ward rep over wife’s death

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 10:00 |
Konyu MCA Eric Mwangi Wamumbi.

 Seth Mwaniki @MwanikiM

A Nyeri County Assembly representative was yesterday questioned by police over the death of his wife, whose body was found floating in a dam on Monday.

Konyu MCA Eric Mwangi Wamumbi was interrogated for several hours by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations at Karatina Police Station but was not arrested pending postmortem slated for today.

The body of Catherine Nyambura, 29,  was found floating in Hohwe Dam on Nyeri-Nairobi highway on Monday. Residents say the body was spotted by a resident who was on his way to work.

Mathira West Sub-County Police Commander Mary Nyakiruma said Nyambura had been reported missing on Friday at Nyeri Police Station. Yesterday, detectives from the DCI revisited the scene.

Deputy President William Ruto in a tweet condoled with the family of Mwangi, saying that the loss is big blow to the young family. 

Mwangi and Nyambura had two children and were living together at a rented house at Kamakwa.

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