The late Janet Wangui Waiyaki’s husband George Kirubi denies killing his wife but admits to the deceased being awfully close with his nephew, Bernard Chege who is nusring his gunshot wounds at Avenue Hospital.
Kirubi, a businessman says he complained about their relationship to Ms Wangui and Chege’s parents because he could not understand the nature of their relationship.
“Yes I complained to Wangui’s mother and sister as well as Chege’s mother—who is my late brother’s wife —that I do not want that relationship between Chege and Wangui,” the Gloria House owner told one of the dailies.
He further explained that he did not have a hand in his wife of 16 years death amid claims that he is friends with high ranking police officers.
“They say that I am friends with the DCIO Parklands. Yes, he is my friend for many years. He even knew Janet. I also know the DCIO of Kamukunji and even Kinoti (Director of Criminal Investigation boss) is also my friend. But does that mean I killed my wife?” he added.
But the deceased’s family has said that their relationship has always been strained, allegations the widower denies.
On his part, he says that family quarrels are common but it never escalated to the point where his late wife returned to her parents home as earlier alleged.
“She was a good mother to our children,” he says.
“If it is true that those two had a sexual relationship… even the Bible is against that and the Bible says that people who engage in such sin are not supposed to be alive,” he says admitting that he only saw his wife’s remains on Tuesday as he witnessed the postmortem.
Ms Wangui was shot on Sunday morning at City Park, in the company of her nephew, Chege who unlike her sustained gunshot wounds.
Postmortem results show that she died as a result of internal bleeding.
“There was a bullet on the lower back which went through the organs. Through the liver, the diaphragm and lodged in the right lung. She died of a lot of internal bleeding,” Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor said.
Two officers who opened fire, together with three others who accompanied them, were disarmed and their guns taken for ballistic examination.
The two officers; Administration Police Constable William Chirchir from Makadara Lunga Lunga AP post and a regular police constable, Mr Godfrey Kirui from Industrial Area Police Station are under investigation.
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