Police in Nairobi have arrested Cyrus Maina, the husband to slain Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina.
Gabrielle, who was the Headmistress of Hillcrest Preparatory School in Nairobi was shot dead last week by robbers who fled on a motorbike as she returned home after taking her son at a friend’s house.
Mr Maina was taken in at Karen Police Station on Monday, where he had gone to follow up on the probe into his wife's Thursday murder.
Karen OCPD Cunningham Suiyanka confirmed Maina was in custody at Karen police cells, where he spent his night, but declined to give more details regarding his arrest.
Hours before his arrest, Mr Maina had spent time at Lee Funeral Home, where he oversaw the post-mortem test of his late wife.
The autopsy was carried out by Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor and showed that the bullet hit her lung, causing it to collapse. “The single shot punctured her lung and caused a lot of internal bleeding. Both her lungs collapsed,” Dr Oduor said at the Lee Funeral Home.
Her killers took her phone and purse before they left. Her body will be cremated on Wednesday at the Nairobi's Lang’ata Crematorium.
The couple had two sons.
Last week, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sent his condolence message to the family of the teacher.
“It’s a tragic event and our prayers and love and condolences go out to her family and loved ones,” Malcolm Turnbull told 3AW radio on Friday. “She appears to have been killed by a fatal gunshot wound during a robbery.”