Mr Joseph Kori, the husband of the late Mary Wambui, the Kiambu woman murdered by her husband’s mistress three weeks ago was released by police quietly on Thursday evening.
Police sources at Gigiri Police Station confirmed that Kori walked to freedom at 9.05pm.
Kori was picked up by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and interrogated for a few minutes outside the cell but was not returned to custody.
The officers later returned to the station and signed that they had released the suspect. Kori was set free after investigations by DCI homicide detectives failed to tie him to the murder.
Wambui’s relatives expressed relief saying that they have been waiting for their son-in-law to be released so that he could bury his wife.
“After initial investigations showed that Kori was not in any way involved in the murder of his wife, we as a family decided to wait so that he can bury his wife at his home in Mweiga, Nyeri County,” said Ms Esther Kamangara, Wambui’s sister.
The detectives said Mr Kori’s cell phone data and details of a car tracking device in his Toyota Lexus indicated that on December 26, 2018, the day Wambui was lured to her death trap at Ms Wangui’s residence, he was in Ngong, Kajiado.
He left Ngong at 9pm, the investigations showed.
However, homicide officers maintained that they were pursuing other leads, which could link him to the crime. Inspector John Wahome has since been appointed by DCI boss George Kinoti to lead the investigations and exhaust any possible angle.
Mr Kori, had initially asked the court to release him on bond, arguing that investigations carried out so far had shown that he was not involved in the incident.
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