Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of 24 year old Pauline Wangari, a warder at Muranga GK Prison.
Wangari’s lifeless body was found on Wednesday, bearing multiple stab wounds in the stomach, chest and head.
According to Murang’a County Police Commander Josphat Kinyua, the lady could have been killed on Monday night, and her failure to report for duty prompted the management of Murang’a GK Prison to start looking for her.
Her decomposing body was discovered in her rental house in Kiharu Estate, Wednesday morning.
The working theory according to the police was a love affair gone sour. “We have started investigations to establish the cause of the death of the prison warder although by the look of things, it appears that it could be love gone sour,” the police commander said.
Wangari was described as a beauty queen who was very social and loved partying.
“She was very beautiful, likable and very social; she liked partying and had lots of male friends whom she went out with in local clubs. She had served as a warder for three years and had celebrated her 24th birthday on April 20,” a friend told Nation.
Today, police were able to make an arrest on a man thought to have been with Wangari at the time of her death.
Peterson Njiru was arraigned in court Thursday morning as the main suspect in the murder. The court granted the prosecution’s request to detain him for 14 days as they complete their probe.
Peterson is a businessman in Murang’a town and is also active in various sports.