Michael Mathenge, the taxi man co-accused in the murder of the late Mary Kamangara has said that Judi Mungai threatened to murder him.

Judi Mungai was the alleged lover of Joseph Kori and she had sort services to help transport the lifeless body of Mary Kamangara from Mathenge who was a taxi driver.

In court documents seen by The Star, Mathenge wrote,

“Judy told me how she hit the woman with a pressure cooker and [she] fell on the carpet floor bleeding and instantly died as a result of the excess bleeding.

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This happened at about 7pm. Mungai then cleaned the body, wrapped it with a blanket and bed sheets and kept it in the kitchen,” he said. “She also cleaned the floor.”

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Mathenge said that he could not stand the gory sight of Mary’s lifeless body which lay in a pool of blood.

“She asked me to see it at the kitchen but I could not stand it. He was gripped by fear of being implicated in the crime and started walking out to his car.”

Joseph Kori Karue with Judy Wambui Mungai at kiambu court on Tuesday. the will be held for 14 days in juja police station to help investigating officer to complete investigations. they are allegedly said to face murder charges./STANLEY NJEGA
Joseph Kori Karue with Judy Wambui Mungai at Kiambu court on Tuesday. the will be held for 14 days in Juja police station to help to investigate officer to complete investigations. they are allegedly said to face murder charges./STANLEY NJEGA

But Mungai would not let him go, following him and threatening that his fate would be like that of the body he’d just seen.

“She followed me closely behind and at the vehicle told me [that] all she said to me is between me and her. and I must never reveal any of it, otherwise, she shall deal with me. From that moment I was to follow her instructions.

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I tried to drive away but she told me that I could not be allowed to pass the gate unless with her permission, and I only needed to cooperate,” he said.

Mathenge was now Mungai’s slave, following her instructions to the letter.

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