Nyeri Businessman accused hiring hitmen to kill his son dies

Nyeri Businessman accused hiring hitmen to kill his son dies

Controversial Nyeri businessman Stephen Wangondu Kinini who made headlines for hiring hitmen to murder his son has dies.


Wangondu was accused of paying hitmen Ksh 160,000 to murder his 32-year old son in controversial circumstances.
His death was confirmed on Friday by his son, Mworia Wang’ondu and lawyer Mahugu Mbarire.

The 75 year old died at a private hospital where he had been admitted, although his family has not disclosed the cause of death.

Stephen had in February been detained for 5 days pending police investigations.

Wangondu appeared before the court alongside five other suspects including Charity Muchiri, Geoffrey Waturi, James Mahinda Mwangi, Eddy Kariuki Ngari, and Raphael Wachira.

According to DCI, Stephen Wangondu paid the other suspects Sh160,000 to kill his son Daniel Mwangi Wang’ondu, whose body was found lying in a pool of blood at his gate in Wendiga village, on Jan 1, 2021.

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