A prominent Thika businesswoman was Monday night killed by unknown assailants who broke into her house in Maki estate, Murang’a County.
According to Gatanga Police Commander Beatrice Kiraguri, the attackers hit Mrs Joyce Wambui Githitu twice on the head using a crowbar at around 8 pm after she got home from work.
Ms Kiraguri said the assailants destroyed security cameras in the compound before executing the attack.
The assailants are suspected to have entered the woman’s compound either before she arrived, or entered forcibly as she drove in.
“Preliminary investigations show that nothing was stolen from the trader or from her house. The motive seemed to be one, that is, take her life,” Kiraguri said.
Police arrested the family’s house help who was at home at the time of the attack.
The woman’s husband, Peter Githitu, was shot dead in broad daylight by unknown gunmen in Thika town in 2006.