Detectives are looking for two men they believe could shed light on the hours leading to the death of a woman on Saturday in a suspected crime of passion.
The two men shared a meal at Homeland Inn on Thika Road in Nairobi, Kenya with the victim, Mary Wambui, and Judy Wangui, a suspect who is in police custody.
Also being held over the murder is Wambui’s husband and Wangui’s alleged lover Joseph Kori.
The two men police are looking for are believed to have information on what transpired between the two women before the fateful evening.
Also being sought is Wambui’s mobile phone, which was not found in her car on Wednesday.
The white Mercedes Benz saloon was found abandoned at Kwa Maiko shopping centre in Githunguri, Kiambu County.
Inside it were Wambui’s clothes.
Residents said it had been abandoned there since Sunday. Detectives towed the car to Ngewa Police Station, where it was dusted for evidence.
Two children of the Koris, one aged 13 and the other six, were withdrawn from school by relatives to help them manage the shock, while in Nakuru, Wambui’s mother Virginia Njeri Kamangara had difficulty comprehending how her “selfless” son-in-law could have taken the life of her “heartbeat”, as the police suspect.
The deceased, Mary was last seen on Saturday around 11 am when she left her residence at Safari Park Gardens to Kahawa Sukari in Kenya where she operates a hardware shop. Her body was later recovered on Sunday at Courtesy beach within Juja sub-county with visible head injuries. She had a deep wound in the head which police said was inflicted by a blunt object and bruises on the hands.
Arwasa said the two suspects Joseph Kori Karue (the decease’s husband) and Judy Wambui Mungai are believed to be behind the murder.