Prime suspect in Jennifer’s Murder to get mental health assessment

Counties Courts Crime Editor's Pick Kiambu

The High Court in Kiambu, yesterday, ordered the main suspect in the murder of Nation Land Commission Ag. Director of Communication, Jennifer Wambua, to be subjected to a mental health assessment to check whether he is fit to stand trial.

Peter Mwangi Njenga, alias Ole Sankale, was on May 10, 2021 arraigned in court virtually, before the Kiambu High Court Judge, Grace Omodho, after DNA results indicated that Njenga was at the crime scene during the murder of Jennifer.

Two other suspects arrested by DCI officers, Benjamin Saitoti and David Sempuan, after they reportedly told the village elder in Ngong area that they saw the deceased alive, have been placed under witness protection as they will be state witnesses for the ongoing case, this is after the DCI could not find anything that linked them with the murder of the Communication Officer.

DCI, last month revealed details on how the Deputy Director was killed. Jennifer’s body was found in a thicket on March 15 at Kerarapon, Ngong, where she had gone for prayer in isolation as she had been advised by her pastor

Mwangi allegedly trailed Wambua to Ngong Forest where she had gone to pray, with investigations establishing that he interacted and spent time with his victim at a location where her half-naked body was later discovered.

Mwangi was arrested last month by homicide detectives from his house in Embulbul in Ngong, Kajiado County, which is a close distance from the spot where Wambua’s body was found in a thicket in an open field at Ngong.

However, according to detectives, the suspect is a serial offender who committed a similar offence in the past and detectives are lost at how he was released from prison after being handed a death sentence at the Kibera Senior Resident Magistrate Court in 2003

By Grace Naishoo



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