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Njenga Karume's grandson charged with girlfriend's murder

29 March 2016, 22:56

Nairobi - Former MP and minister Njenga Karume's grandson has been accused of killing his girlfriend.

Kiambu police have been granted 10 days to complete investigations into allegations that Karume's grandson murdered his fiancée.

Pilot Kennedy Muthugia was arrested last Thursday night after Victoria Wairimu was reported dead after falling from the fourth floor of their home in Kiambu town, The Star reported.

Police constable Kiongo Karima had asked for 14 days to complete the probe when Muthugia appeared before Kiambu principal magistrate Justus Kituku on Tuesday.

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But the suspect's lawyer, Stephen Kibunja, said the "sensational story" published by The Star elicited public interest and was prejudicial.

The Standard had earlier reported tha the suspect was beaten by a mob before he was arrested and needed medical attention as he sustained head and ear injuries.

The magistrate said it was too early to determine if what was published by the newspaper was true since the suspect had not been formally charged.

"The counsel can raise the issue through appropriate channels," Kituku said and ordered police to take the suspect to a doctor. 

- News24


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