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Meru: Woman in court for teaming up with ex-husband to kill new lover

A woman and her ex-husband were arraigned in a Meru court after phone conversations linked the them to the mysterious death of a secondary school teacher.

Detectives pursuing the matter told the court that they had all evidence to prove that Pauline Muthoni and Lawrence Mithika may have conspired to kill Duncan Munyua.

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“Before the victim was attacked, the two suspects were both not in good terms with him and were on working to reconcile. Muthoni might have had prior knowledge of the attack and was perhaps involved in luring him,” police officer Eddie Muchoki, who is leading investigations into the matter told Maua Senior Resident Magistrate Andrew Munene.

According to a report by the Daily Nation, Muthoni separated with Mithika two years ago, and started living with the deceased in May this year.

According to Igembe North Chief Benson Omondi, Munyua was waylaid while returning home from the market at around 8.30 pm.

His body was then dumped at a local livestock watering point with two cuts in the face and the back of his neck.

A police report indicated that the killer sent a message to Muthoni, informing her that Munyua had been injured and left by the road.

The family quickly responded but found Munyua dead.

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The deceased was a a teacher of mathematics and business studies at Bishop Njenga Secondary School in Taita Taveta.

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