New Twist as Detectives Find Gaps in Statement Made by Kenyan Wife of Dutch Tycoon Murdered in Mombasa

File image of Police carrying a dead body

A team of five detectives on Saturday, June 5 interrogated Riziki Cherono, the wife of murdered Dutch national Herman Rouwenhorst who was murdered in cold blood after noting that her initial statement was not adding up.

The officers noted that the initial statement issued by Cherono who was allegedly dumped near Serena Hotel in Mombasa by her husband’s killers was not adding up, stating that it needed some clarification.

Cherono told detectives an armed gang of six men stormed their Kisauni home on Thursday night and split into two. Three of the men forced her out of the house while the other three remained behind with her husband.

She recounted that the men who were in hooded jackets forced her into a vehicle and drove to Serena hotel where they abandoned her with her hands tied to the steering wheel until she was untied by well-wishers the next day.

“I learnt that the attackers had killed my husband on Friday morning when well-wishers untied me from the steering wheel,” she recounted.

The Dutch national who is said to be a multi-millionaire owning properties in Utange, Bamburi, Mitamboni and Mtwapa areas was found murdered in his apartment alongside his watchman.

His hands and legs had been tied and his mouth gagged.

The Standard reported that he also owned several entertainment joints in Mombasa and Kilifi counties and was a man of able means.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to Pandya Hospital with police launching investigations into the incident.

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