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Son-In-Law, Six Others Arraigned In Court Over Murder Of Thika Businesswoman Joyce Githitu

CAPTION: Cyrille Chege (3rd from left in glasses) is the son-in-law of the deceased and the prime suspect in the gang-rape, torture and hacking to death of prominent Thika Businesswoman Joyce Wambui Githitu. 

The son-in-law of a prominent Thika Business woman who was murdered on Monday night at her residence in Maki Estate, was arraigned at a Thika Court today.

Cyrille Chege and his co-accomplices were not required to take a plea, as the prosecutor requested for more time to complete his investigations. Cyrille was the only one represented by a lawyer.

The seven were remanded at the Kirwara Police Station for seven days, with Cyrille being given permission by the presiding judge to seek medical treatment and attend the funeral of the woman he might have played a role in murdering.
It is said that the residence internal CCTV camera’s were disabled, and that only he and his wife could have been the only ones with precise knowledge of each camera’s positioning.

One might be mistaken to imagine that those young boys are innocent, but they murdered an old woman by gang-raping her and hacking her with an axe, leaving her for dead. Central Province misses the late John Michuki who eradicated sects and such demonic young boys.

The house-girl who was also arraigned in court, claimed that the financier of the hit-squad provided a down payment of Kshs. 500,000.00 to execute the murder. She is suspected to have let the assailants in the house.

Speculation is rife that Cyrille Chege orchestrated the crime in a bid to inherit the vast property/estate owned by the late Joyce Wambui. Other family members are definitely involved in the murder and nothing can be ruled out.

Mr. Joyce Wambui Githitu is one of the biggest traders in Thika, and owns several commercial buildings in the town. Rough estimates indicate that she might be worth Kshs. 2 Billion in cash and fixed assets, and greed is the motivating factor behind the murder.

CAPTION: Cyrille Chege (middle) in happier times with the woman he plotted to murder Joyce Wambui Githitu (far left). Were these smiles all a facade? 


It is such a despicable state of affairs that young people can conspire to murder a woman and then forcefully inherit her hard-earned sweat, one of the hallmarks of today’s youth who only want to live the good life without breaking a sweat.

These are people who deserve life in jail.

We should not allow Kenya to degenerate to those Moi-era days, when murder was used to subdue citizens of the country. It is a pity that Uhuru’s presidency is mirroring and replicating all the ills that were synonymous with the corrupt Daniel Moi. Even more ironical is the fact that Kikuyu’s are bearing the brunt of incompetence, all the while looking for excuses to shield their President from blame.

When such a story gets national media attention, it only serves as a baramoter of other cases going unmentioned around the country. This shall not be our way of life as Kenyans.

The other day, Jacob Juma was murdered in cold blood, and everyone especially Kikuyu’s celebrated the murder as godsend since he was a critic of the corrupt Jubilee regime, as if dying is only synonymous with other tribes. Nobody deserves to lose their life.

In my view as Cyprian Nyakundi, I pray that Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko and his able office, take over the matter to ensure that this case is seen to its logical conclusion. The case should also be moved to Nairobi with suspects being remanded at Industrial Area Prison.

Mr. Keriako Tobiko, leave no stone un-turned. Let this be a lesson to others with similar intentions.

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