Jane Muthoni Sentenced To 30 yrs Over Husband’s Death
Jun. 03, 2021
Former Principal of Icaciri Secondary School Jane Muthoni has been sentenced to 30-years in jail over the brutal murder of her husband Solomon Mwangi Mbuthi.
Justice Joel Ngugi at the Nakuru High Court found the accused guilty of plotting the murder after discovering that her husband had a love affair with an M-Pesa agent in Murang’a.
“The 30-year jail term handed down to Jane Muthoni, former Principal of Icaciri Secondary School, over the grisly murder of her husband Solomon Mwangi Mbuthi, reaffirms DCI’s prowess in investigations and in unravelling complex murder puzzles.
In a ruling made by Justice Joel Ngugi at the Nakuru High Court, Muthoni was found guilty of plotting her husband’s killing on suspicion of having a love affair with an Mpesa agent in Murang’a.” Said DCI
The November 2016 incident was under investigation after the Principal of Kiiru Boys went missing on the eve of KCSE exams when he was supposed to pick up the papers.
His body was found in a thicket in Juja as two accomplices to the former principal namely Isack Ng’ang’a Wambui and Joseph Kariuki Njuguna alias Karis were arrested by the police.
“Intelligence Bureau days to crack the murder puzzle. It’s the evidence they gathered meticulously that nailed Muthoni in court. Detectives arrested Muthoni and her two accomplices – identified as Isack Ng’ang’a Wambui and Joseph Kariuki Njuguna alias Karis.
A fourth suspect who helped execute the murder, Nelson Njiru Magati, went underground. Detectives are still hunting for him. Kairuki accepted a plea bargain and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter. He landed seven years in jail.
In turn, he agreed to testify against the other two accused and is currently cooling his heels in jail. Through investigative interviewing of various witnesses, forensic analysis of the recovered exhibits and repeat combing of the scene for more clues into the murder detectives managed to place the two accused persons at the scene of the gruesome murder.
There’s no doubt that the conviction of the woman and her co-killers is a demonstration that crime does not pay and that nobody can escape the long arm of the law.” Said DCI