Daughter, dad who are the prime suspects in the murder of Nanyuki businessman George Mwangi Gachibi will now remain behind bars for 14 more days after a Nanyuki Law Court granted police a request to detain the accused Jane Wanjiku and her dad Charles Macharia, for 14 days to allow them to conclude investigations on the murder case facing the businessman.
While appearing before Nanyuki Magistrate Njeri Thuku, the accused did not take plea on the killing of the businessman.
Charles Macharia and his daughter Jane Wanjiku, a waitress at a hotel in Nanyuki, were arrested at a petrol station in Kirwara, Gatanga Constituency in Murang’a County by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
DCI Nanyuki Jacob Muriithi asked the court to grant him permission to detain the suspects for 14 days in order to complete his investigations.
The prosecution said that they have not yet done the postmortem for the deceased and there are some of the suspects who are still at large.
The first suspect Jane Wanjiku on her part, requested the court to release the second suspect Mr. Macharia who is her father, arguing that he had nothing to do with the murder of Gachibi.
According to police, the two were found with a vehicle stolen from the deceased. Upon further investigations, police say they found electronic goods stolen from the deceased in the house belonging to the suspects.
The body of the deceased businessman, George Gachibi, was found lying in a pool of blood on Tuesday at 9am by his employees who had gone to check on him at his house after he failed to answer to their calls and had not reported at his business.
The main door to his rented house had been broken and left open by the assailants believed to have murdered him.
Laikipia County Criminal Investigations Officer Peter Muinde said police traced the car signal to a place called Kirwara in Thika Sub-County, where they nabbed the two suspects.
The judge Njeri Thuku asked the suspects to be detained in Nanyuki police station for 14 days according to the constitution so that the prosecution can sum up investigations.
The suspects will appear in court on 20th December to take plea and answer to murder and robbery with violence charges.