UPDATE: Nyeri businessman Stephen Wang'ondu Kanini, accused of paying four suspects Ksh160,000 to kill his 32-year-old son has been detained for five days pending a police probe.
Wang'ondu was arraigned before Nyeri Principal Magistrate Mathias Okuche on Friday, February 26, together with five other suspects; Geoffrey Waturi, Eddy Kariuki Ngari, Charity Muchiri, James Mahinda Mwangi and Raphael Wachira.
Wachira was arrested on Thursday, February 25, in Nairobi’s pipeline area after being on the run.
New details have emerged over the murder of a man whose father is accused of hiring hitmen to kill him for Ksh160,000 in Nyeri.
Stephen Wang'ondu is alleged to have contracted his driver to kill his son Daniel Mwangi after falling out over control of the family business - estimated to be worth over Ksh1 billion.
One of the men hired to commit the murder has seen revealed that the businessman was in love with his son's wife.
According to a police report, trouble started when the father began having an affair with his daughter-in-law.Residents holding protests over the murder of Daniel Mwangi in Mweiga on February 15, 2021.
Wang'ondu allegedly then hired the driver to murder his son, giving a deposit of Ksh20,000 out of a contract sum of Ksh160,000.
Investigations revealed that the driver together with three others killed the son by hacking him to death in Mweiga.
The man later fled to Githurai 45, from where he was arrested by police.
Residents held protests in Mweiga over the murder demanding that justice be served and requested the court not to issue bail to the accused.
They described Mwangi as a hardworking 32-year-old businessman and expressed their gratitude that DCI investigations had revealed his killers.
Wang'ondu together with the driver and three others are in custody over the murder of the father of two.
The businessman’s body was found lying in a pool of blood on January 1 outside his home in Mweiga town.
Nothing was stolen from him or his house, not even his Volkswagen Golf car, beside which he lay lifeless.
Police disclosed that another suspect, identified as Raphael Wachira, was still at large. The accused are expected to be arraigned in court on Friday, February 26 in Nyeri.Businessman Daniel Mwangi Wang'ondu who was murdered on January 1, 2021File
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