The husband of Janet Wangui Waiyaki, the woman who was shot and killed by police officers at City Park has spoken out for the first time.
Businessman George Kirubi on Wednesday maintained that he was not behind the shooting of his wife and the injuring of his nephew, Bernard Chege.
“I did not kill my wife,” he says “Now why would I kill Janet? Of what benefit would it be for me to kill the mother of my three children? If I killed my wife, who would raise my three young children?” he was quoted by the Nation.
Kirubi disclosed that he was aware of the closeness between his wife and his nephew and had even raised concerns to Janet's mother regarding the 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.
"What could an aunt and a nephew who is 15 years younger be possibly talking about all the time? he wondered.
He added: “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.”
The businessman who runs Gloria Hotel – a hotel and a nightclub located at the junction of Ronald Ngala and Tom Mboya streets dismissed claims that upon suspicion he plotted to have his wife assassinated by police.
“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 asked.
Kirubi further disclosed that Janet had been his second wife for over 16 years adding that his wives knew about each other and even housed both of them in different buildings in Nairobi's Donholm estate.
“Even today, I am from both homes. Both families knew about my two wives because I paid the dowry for both of them and each family accepted the payment,” he explained.