New Twist in Murder Case in Which Kiru Principal’s Wife was Found Guilty of Killing Him in Cold Blood

New Twist in Murder Case in Which Kiru Principal's Wife was Found Guilty of Killing Him in Cold Blood

The case in which former Kiru Boys High School principal Solomon Mbuthi Mwangi who was murdered by his wife, Jane Muthoni has taken a dramatic turn following an emotional testimony by the victim’s daughter. 

June Mbithe today pleaded with the court to forgive her mother despite being found guilty of murdering the former Kiru Boys High School principal and show him some mercy. 

While making her plea during a virtual court session on Tuesday, May 18, where her mother was set to be sentences, June stated that it had been a tough time for both her and her siblings during the five years that her mother had spent in remand.

“We all want justice for my father. He was my best friend but the absence of my parents has been so hard for my siblings and I for the past 5 years. We request the court to have mercy on my mum.

“I know it can’t be undone but we don’t have anyone we can fully rely on. All that time, we have been depending on third parties like relatives and friends,” she pleaded.

The court established that the accused, also a former principal at Icaciri Secondary School murdered her husband.

Her fate was sealed when Joseph Njuguna, a convict turned state witness confessed how he was contacted by a woman identified as Damaris to participate in the murder.

Jane Muthoni.

It later emerged that Damaris had been contacted by Muthoni on suspicion that her husband Mbuthi was having an affair with an M-PESA shop attendant.

Hitmen were sent to the lady’s shop but failed to kill her after they realised the risks involved before Muthoni decided to take matters into her own hands.

Four months later, Muthoni decided to kill her husband, an act that would change her life forever.

Mwangi’s mutilated body was found eight days later in a coffee plantation in Juja, Kiambu County. 

Njuguna, who pleaded guilty and was turned into a state witness was sentenced by justice Joel Ngugi to seven years in 2017 for manslaughter.

Muthoni and his co-accused Isaac Ng’anga are awaiting sentencing on June 3, 2021.

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