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Former MCA Found Guilty of Murder

Former MCA Found Guilty of Murder


Saturday, April 6, 2024

KNA by Sylvia Wanjohi

Former Riruta MCA, Samuel Ndung’u and two other suspects have been found guilty of the murder of Lucy Njambi, an ex-wife to the former Ward representative.

In a ruling, Kiambu High Court Judge Justice Joel Ngugi said that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that the trio, Samuel Ndung’u, Joyce Njambi and Wilson Mwangi, had a hand in the murder of Njambi.

“The circumstances taken cumulatively form a chain so complete that there is no escape from the conclusion that within all human probability a crime was committed by the three accused persons, I hereby convict each of the three accused persons of the murder of Lucy Njambi,” said Judge Ngugi.

However, the Judge said even though the prosecution evidence contained some discrepancies, he had keenly considered them and other minor contradictions which the defence had made heavy use of.

Member of Parliament for Githunguri, Gathoni wamuchomba, who was in court in support of the victim’s family said she welcomed the court’s decision and lauded the court for not prolonging the sentencing hearing to fourteen days.

“Today we uphold the resolution of the Judge of the honourable court on the judgement and we accept his decision and we are waiting for the day of sentencing which we appreciate is not going to be more than fourteen days,” she said Wamuchomba further added she would like the courts to give weekly registry updates on cases regarding femicide to avoid such cases from never seeing the light of day.

“We demand from our courts a clear update on a weekly basis, of all femicide cases that have been filed in this country to keep track of what’s happening in our country,” Wamuchomba said.

Speaking to journalists, Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Gender Based Violence sub-committee representative Lennah Moenga, said she welcomed the court’s decision to give justice to Njambi’s family and assured the public of cooperating with the national government and law makers to put pressure on creating preventive measures.

“We will cooperate all of us together, the national government, lawmakers and LSK, to create preventive measures and it is good to see that the community has woken up,” Moenga said.

Njambi was kidnapped from her home in Thindigua Estate along Kiambu Road on January 24, 2018 at around 8pm, raped, doused with acid, and left for dead in a coffee plantation near Kamiti corner along the Ruiru-Kiambu road.

Njambi was rescued by a Good Samaritan who rushed her to Kiambu Level 5 Hospital and was given first aid, then transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialised treatment where she spoke to police officers.

Ndung’u later told detectives that he had been abducted and tortured together with his wife.

Njambi who died on January 26, 2018. The three accused persons will be back in court on Friday April 12, 2024 for a sentencing hearing at Kiambu Law Court.

Courtesy; KNA

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