Karume grandson arrested over death of girlfriend in Kiambu

Friday March 25 2016

Kiambu County Commander James Mugera (left) speaks during a past meeting with the area's senior policemen at Uplands Police Station in Lari. He has confirmed the arrest of Kenneth Wathugi Karume in connection to the death of his girlfriend. FILE PHOTO | ANNE MACHARIA |

Kiambu County Commander James Mugera (left) speaks during a past meeting with the area's senior policemen at Uplands Police Station in Lari. He has confirmed the arrest of Kenneth Wathugi Karume in connection to the death of his girlfriend. FILE PHOTO | ANNE MACHARIA |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By STELLA CHERONO
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Police in Kiambu have arrested a grandson of late Minister for Defense, Njenga Karume on suspicion that he threw his girlfriend to death from the fourth floor of an apartment block on Thursday night.

Kiambu County Police Commandant, James Mugera said police are interrogating Kenneth Wathugi Karume, 30, the son of Joseph Karume Njenga who is the first son of the late minister.

The woman, Mumbi Kalungia, 30, who sustained several injuries on her limbs, head and back, died on the spot after the incident.

According to witnesses, there was commotion at the victim’s house with the deceased shouting for help before she went silent.

Afterwards, there was commotion outside and as neighbours rushed out, they found the body of the lady lying outside the compound of the apartment.

The victim is said to have been on the balcony of his house shouting that he had done nothing and tried to flee before he was apprehended by neighbours at adjacent apartments.

“They discovered the lady’s body on the ground. He is at the Kiambu Police Station and helping us with information as to what happened during the 11pm incident,” Mr Mugera said.

The County boss said a few neighbours at the Gracia Apartment had been questioned.

Cases of young couples killing one another have been on the rise in the recent past.