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Top Newspaper Headlines for August 6: Detectives reveal how Jonathan Mukundi lured estranged wife into her death

The county’s top news papers on Friday, August 6 widely reported on Deputy President William Ruto’s meeting with over 100 Members of Parliament allied to his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

The dailies also reported on the Kiambi murder-suicide incident that happened on Tuesday.

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Daily Nation

Fresh details have emerged indicating that Kiambu businessman accused of murdering his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, lured her to her death.

According to the daily, investigators handling the case said Jonathan Mukundi used a minor accident he got a few meters to his home to lure Philomena Njeri to visit him.

Detectives believe that the accident was part of Mukundi’s plot to lure and eventually kill Njeri.

“What is suspicious is how Mukundi had used a taxi, which was unusual for him, and the fact that the accident happened a few metres to his home. We also don’t understand why he called his estranged wife to take him to the hospital yet he had not sustained any injuries,” said a detective.

People Daily

A probe has been launched into the death of two people in Embu who had been arrested for reportedly flouting curfew orders.

According to the police, two siblings Benson Njiru Ndwiga, and Emmanuel Mutura died on the spot after jumping out of a moving police vehicle and sustained fatal head injuries.

“We ask for speedy investigations by the IPOA team. PRWG-K has also engaged an independent pathologist to witness the post-morterm,” Police Working Reforms Group-Kenya said.

The Standard

Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday, August 5 called out his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta over failure of the government in the last four years.

Speaking after a meeting with UDA members at his Karen residence, the DP tore into Uhuru’s handshake with ODM leader Raila Odinga arguing that it messed up the Jubilee agenda.

The DP also hinted at leaving Jubilee, however, stating that he would do so at an opportune time.

“We are not guests in any place. We join parties by choice and leave by choice. Nobody should ask why we are still here,” Ruto said.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, six teachers and a section of learners at Nyeri High School testsd tested positive for the highly infectious COVID-19 disease.

This was realized after 16 teachers at the school underwent a COVID-19 test.

It also emerged that a teacher at the school died of suspected COVID-19 raising fears among learners and staff.

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The Star

According to the newspaper, Philomena Njeri and Jonathan Mukundi were opposite in character but so much in love, but Njeri was unfulfilled because she had no children.

The daily noted that Njeri was a jovial woman who ate life with a big spoon while Mukundi loved his bottle and associated only with his close friends.

“The two were openly in love. It is difficult to explain what led them that far. Her husband treated her like a queen based on her WhatsApp status uploads,” a friend named Eloise Nyawira said.

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