A Kenyan Businessman Based in the U.S. Found Murdered in His Limuru Home

SHOCKED: Curious villagers at Kironji’s compound in Rironi, Limuru on Saturday morning. Photo/Njenga Gicheha [The Star]

An American-based businessman was found murdered in Lironi village in Limuru on Saturday morning. David Kironji, 60, was found murdered in his house. Angry villagers however claimed that Kironji's girlfriend, 31-year-old Mary Wambui, was behind the murder. Police had a rough time protecting Wambui from villagers wrath.

Area chief John Mwaura said Wambui, in a statement she recorded at the police station, stated that she had gone to buy milk in the morning and upon her return found Kironji lying in a pool of blood. Wambui further stated that she screamed alerting the neighbours. “When Wambui raised the alarm, we rushed into the house and found Kironji lying in bed soaked in blood. Kironji was lying on his right-hand side holding his phone. When we looked closely, we noticed blood stains on some clothes near the bed and the ceiling," said Mwaura.

He said the body had deep cuts on the head and near his right ear which appeared to have been inflicted using a blunt object. Mwaura added that when the police arrived, they ransacked the house and found a knife which suspected to have been used. The chief said a pair of blood soaked gloves was found hidden in the toilet, Kironji’s t-shirt, a white apron and a pillow case. “When the curious villagers saw the blood stained knife, they charged claiming that Wambui had killed the old man. They claimed she killed Kironji and framed the murder. They became rowdy baying for Wambui's blood but police protected her from their wrath,” said Mwaura.

Wambui, who works in Nairobi have been living with Kironji for four years. Mwaura said Kironji, a father of two lives with his wife in the US. Mwaura said Kironji had come for a two months visit. A neighbour who asked for anonymity said Wambui and Kironji had been heard arguing and fighting several times. He added that on Friday at around 11pm, Kironji got home and shortly after there was an argument. Wambui however dismissed that there had been an argument on Friday night but claimed they had returned from night prayers. Wambui was arrested and investigations into the murder has started.

Source: The Star

Maria's picture

Wow, the son of a gun leaves his wife in the U.S. and goes to do business in Kenya with another!! Dirty old man! May God save his soul!

Maria's picture
Muthaka Mutani

The woman claimed they had returned from night prayers. A man leaves his wife and goes for prayers. I would be glad to know which church conducts those night prayers.

Maria's picture

He had been divorced from his American wife. But I hear the murder resulted after he told his live-in girlfriend that he was going back to his wife.

And BTW, his name is not David his name is Daniel.

I am dissappointed, how come a man of 60 Yrs engaged himself with the young lady who is opportunist..

Maria's picture
Wambui wa Karago

who is to blame for the relationship? it takes 2 to tangle. for the murder i hope the murderer is caught and is punished according to law

Maria's picture
W Mungai

It's sad how pple speculate about issues without even knowing the facts. night prayers, talking about the American wife and the divorce and all baseless talk and comments is not helping the family at this time of grief. All we need is prayers and justice be done.

It doesn't matter what was the case here nobody has a right to kill. God gave life and he alone has a right to take it.

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