Mary Wambui and Joseph Karue
The late Mary Wambui and her husband Joseph Karue

The recent murder of Mary Wambui has astounded many Kenyans. The mother of two went missing and was found a day later, dead. What has been happening so far?

A timeline of the murder can be pieced together from the police reports that we have been able to gather.

-On Saturday at 11 a.m, the victim Mary Kamangara, 39, left her residence at Safari Park Gardens for Kahawa Sukari where she owned a hardware store when she vanished.

Mary Wambui with her family
The late Mary Wambui with her family on holiday

-Her body was found a day later at courtesy beach situated at Mugutha area in Juja with visible head injuries.

-Wambui’s body had a deep wound in the head. Police said it was inflicted with a blunt object. Her hands had bruises.

-Police arrested Joseph Kori Karue and Judy Wambui Mungai as the prime suspects in the murder. Joseph is the deceased’ husband while Judy is alleged to be his lover.

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 investigating officer to complete investigations. they are allegedly said to face murder charges./STANLEY NJEGA

-The reason the police arrested the two is that blood-stained clothes were recovered at Judy’s house that is located at Four Ways estate along Kiambu Road.

-Police also reveal that they believe Mary was killed elsewhere and her body dumped in Juja.

-Police said CCTV footage was yet to be retrieved from Homeland restaurant and Fourways estate where investigations captured the movement of the two. They will be held at Juja police station.

-Mary’s missing Mercedes C200 was yesterday found abandoned at Kwa Maiko trading centre in Githunguri, Kiambu County.

The vehicle at the police station on Wednesday 30, 2019. /THE STAR
The vehicle at the police station on Wednesday 30, 2019. /THE STAR

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