Kiru Boys Secondary School principal was killed by abductors, widow claim

Kiru Boys Secondary School principal was killed by abductors, widow claim

Last Updated at: 2020-10-21 12:01:28

The prosecution of a then headmistress, who allegedly hired assassins in November 2016 to kill her spouse, commenced on Monday at the Kiambu High Court.

The former Icaciri Secondary School in Kiambu headmistress Ms Jane Muthoni was accused of scheming the murder of her husband Mr Solomon Mwangi, a late principal of Kiru Boys Secondary School in Murang’a county.

Ms Muthoni appeared before the court alongside her co-accused Mr Issac Nganga on Monday.

Murder conspiracy

Mrs Muthoni claimed that on Nov 6th, she was called by abductors via phone and reported the matter to the police. The abductors later off their phones after realising that the police were trailing them. 

The widow, however, failed to tell the court the amount of ransom the abductors were demanding.

Muthoni denied claims by the court that her husband was murdered on 6th of November 2016, or on 9th of November 2016, given that they talked on the said dates. She also denied her participation in the murder conspiracy.

The accuser opposed their cash bail petitions claiming that if freed, they will meddle with witnesses. Muthoni is currently being detained at Lang’ata Women's Prison while her co-accused is being held at Industrial Area Remand Prison.

Joseph Njuguna, a convict-turned-state witness who spew the beans on the murder plot narrated to the police in his confession how he was contacted by a woman identified as Damaris, with a 'well-paying job offer.'

Damaris had been contracted by the widow Ms Muthoni - now the suspect - to hire gunmen.

Love Affair

Ms Muthoni alleged that her late husband was had an unlawful affair with another woman, an M-Pesa shop attendant.

Mr Joseph Njuguna, currently serving his five-year jail term at Kamiti Maximum Prisons for manslaughter, had narrated to investigators and the court the that the primary murder scheme was to kill a female M-Pesa shop attendant in Kiria-ini.

Mr Njuguna identified the mastermind of the plot as a man by the name ‘Njiru’. The female M-Pesa shop attendant, he said was to be murdered for having an affair with her husband. Mr Njuguna was to be paid Sh100.000 executing the job.

The plot murder plot failed when the killers toured their supposed target in Murang’a and cosmetically ordered for a soft drink then went away due to the risks involved. The M-Pesa shop was next to a police station and an Equity Bank.

The next scheme idea, Mr Njuguna confessed was to assassinate the principal of Kiru Boys Secondary School. The principal was then drugged by his wife Muthoni who successfully handed him over to his executioners who strangled him in the forest using a rope.

Mwangi’s body was later retrieved in Juja from a coffee farm following a search led by Muthoni, his wife who failed to pay the hired criminals a balance of Ksh300,000 leading to the leakage of the scheme.

The case will be heard again on Wednesday.

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Hery Nov 24, 2020 | 17:10:19

How I wish all counties could do the same. Covid-19 is real and schools are affected

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Michael Nov 12, 2020 | 13:15:27

Tsc is lying about promotion of teachers yet some have stayed for over ten years without promotion. Parliamentary committee on education look into this problem.

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Madina Oct 22, 2020 | 16:01:01

Kama shule haina darasa la wanafunzi watahiniwa,na walimu wote wako shuleni,hamhisi Kuwa ni seals gumu Kuwa idle tafadhali

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Mercy Karanja Oct 7, 2020 | 17:38:29

Amazing, thanks Teachers Updates for understanding what we really want. I have found the merit list for Mombasa County and I am confident I will win that position. Lets meet on ground fam 🙏

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 Oct 21, 2020 | 15:29:49

Ok

Hendrick Oct 5, 2020 | 08:49:34

Is there a county called Bungoma in this country??Why ist not reflecting there please.

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 Oct 17, 2020 | 06:27:53

Yes l come from Bungoma County, located in western region. Is among luhya based county, neighborhood to Trans Nzoia county,Kakamega county Vihiga county and Busia

 Oct 5, 2020 | 16:10:54

Yes we have Bungoma cou2

BARRAK WERE Sep 17, 2020 | 13:40:54

That number nine i think is fake, and why do they want all these documents and yet we scanned and send to them, it is just a formality which disadvantages other, most of the doctors are on strike, who will fill that form, why not private hospitals? Even the public hospital doctors do not examin, they just fill the form, what they yearn for is just money.

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jay Sep 14, 2020 | 12:06:01

Fake announcement NO money was released to pay BOM teacher #PAYBOMSALARY

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 Oct 12, 2020 | 10:02:34

I work under BOM and I was paid, consult with your principal.

 Sep 19, 2020 | 06:15:37

They should be employed instead

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:03

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:02

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 1, 2020 | 16:40:43

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 Sep 25, 2020 | 13:56:51

We aint

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:55:33

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 9, 2020 | 09:47:00

The money honestly speaking was paid.I am a bom teacher and I received the boom

 Sep 20, 2020 | 10:40:51

Hapo sisemi kitu🙄

Weta Makio Sep 9, 2020 | 05:28:50

They should open schools.. Enough looting has been done in the two ministries to benefit a few individuals... They should not kill the education of the common child when their kids are learning online

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 Nov 3, 2020 | 15:40:38

If Kolanya is just few population at shool,what about the all shool.do we mean that all population will be affected. If it so shool remain close.education must take when environment allows.

 Nov 3, 2020 | 15:40:38

If Kolanya is just few population at shool,what about the all shool.do we mean that all population will be affected. If it so shool remain close.education must take when environment allows.

 Sep 15, 2020 | 04:38:23

Just help us to learn online

Erick Sep 6, 2020 | 11:05:03

#paybomsalary

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 Sep 8, 2020 | 11:06:34

Hoping that this has reached the destination.bom teachers are depressed.

 Sep 6, 2020 | 16:11:22

Where do BOG trainers in tvet institutions fall here, are they included too?

 Sep 6, 2020 | 14:22:31

Coushion Tvet Bom teachers too life is getting hard n hard every day

 Sep 6, 2020 | 11:52:43

MOE CS should resign with his advisors

Evangeline Ngoci Sep 5, 2020 | 13:57:57

Yes , as a tvet bom teacher am almost giving up in life, please Prof. Magoha help us

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 Sep 10, 2020 | 13:21:56

What is up to date?

 Sep 10, 2020 | 08:21:07

What you told as date of reopen school