Joseph Kori Karue offered his mistress Judy Wangui Mungai money to remain mum about what happened to his now late wife, Mary Wambui Kamangara.
According to the Nairobian, Wangui has been with Kori for more than 10 years, around the same time he has been married to the deceased.
The weekly publication also reports that the accused person promised his mistress Sh2 million if she kept quiet about what had taken place at her Four Ways apartment on Saturday, 26 January.
Police reports indicate that the deceased could have been hit by her husband on the head with the butt of his pistol.
This was before they moved her body using her Mercedes Benz only to dump her remains in a dam along Thika Road.
Fresh details also indicate that Kori was married to one Grace Wanjiku Kariuki with whom they had a daughter.
Wanjiku, a business woman living in Kayole told the Nation that she was shocked to see her baby’s father on the news.
“I was shocked beyond words. I was called by one of my aunts, who asked me if I had heard what had happened to my estranged husband. I saw the video clips of him in court, wiping his tears next to a woman I knew nothing about, accused of the worst crime under the sun,” she intimated to the daily.
Kori apparently left her for the deceased when money started trickling in from their timber business. They were then living in Nakuru.
It was in 2008 when her estranged husband started making trips outside the country and taking days to come back home. According to Wanjiku, it is around this time that he met the deceased who apparently got him lucrative deals.
In 2010 he left her completely even relocating to Nairobi with Wambui who was then sending Wanjiku message suggesting that the two were already an item.
“One day I received a text message from a woman who identified herself as Mary Wambui Kamangara. She told me that she wanted to confirm to me that she was the woman in my husband’s life.
I called her and told her to stop dating my husband, and informed her we had a daughter together. She called my husband, who asked me to apologise to her, telling me that she was the one who had given us the timber contracts. I did so,” Wanjiku said.
Fast forward to 2019, Wanjiku has forgiven her husband and vows to stand by him because he now needs her the most.
“…but I will stand by him. He is the father of my child and he taught me love after I experienced animosity from an abusive stepfather. He is still the only man I love. When I saw him in court, I saw a man overwhelmed by circumstances,” she added.
The deceased’s car was found in Githunguri where Kori and Wangui are believed to have dumped it after the heinous act.
They will be held by police for 14 days as investigations continue.
Wambui is survived by two sons who have since been taken out of school.
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