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Wife of slain Gatunguru Head teacher arraigned court

Wife of slain Gatunguru Secondary School principal in Murang’a county and a middle aged man were Monday arraigned in a Murang’a court charged with the murder of the secondary school head-teacher.
Ms Alice Mugechi and Mr.Samuel Gitu, who were brought before chief magistrate Margret Wachira, are charged with being involved in the murder of the head teacher Mr. Samuel Mbogo, who was killed on Saturday night after unknown persons broke into their house at around midnight.
The assailants allegedly attacked the deceased with axes and later stuffed his body into the backseat of his station wagon car and left the scene of the crime.
A Criminal Investigation Officer Jeremiah Kazungu applied before the court to have the two detained in custody for 15 days to allow completion of investigations.
Kazungu said the murder took place barely two days ago, and that police are still carrying out investigations and were yet to arrest other suspects connected with the murder.
“I pray to this court to detain the two suspects in Murang’a police station for 15 days to allow us to do thorough investigations before charging the two with murder,” said the investigation officer.
The wife of the slain head teacher appealed to the court to allow her go back home as police do investigations saying she has children and livestock to take care of, and that she will fully cooperate with the detectives.
Mugechi added that she also needs free time to participate in preparing the burial for her slain husband.
Considering the plea from both sides, the magistrate declined to release them citing the seriousness of the case facing the two.
Wachira said if the two are released, they may interfere with investigations and ordered the suspects to be detained in Murang’a police station till May 28, when their case will be mentioned.
The head teacher was killed on Saturday night and his body bundled in the boot of his car, which was found parked 200 metres from his home.
By Bernard Munyao

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