Tragedy has struck the family of prominent city televangelist Pius Muiru of Maximum Miracle Center after the discovery of the body of the pastor’s mother who went missing last weekend.
Grace Wangari Mwangi – in her late 70s – was reported missing at the weekend. Her body was buried in a shallow grave at her farm in Karega, Kigumo constituency.
According to police, she may have been kidnapped and subsequently killed.
Police on Thursday exhumed the body after they were led to the grave by two suspects who were arrested earlier over the disappearance of Ms Wangari.
The two suspects were Mrs Mwangi’s close acquaintances; her daughter-in-law and the family’s farmhand.
According to some reports, a cow had been buried in the shallow grave.
Police believe the suspects buried her at the same spot that a cow had been buried so as to cover their tracks.
The motive of their crime is yet to be established by the police.