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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Njenga Karume grandson arrested over death of fiancee, pilot allegedly pushed lover from fourth floor

Gracia apartments in Kiambu town belonging to late Njenga Karume where his grandson Kenneth Waithigu Karume is said to have thrown off his girlfriend from fourth floor and died instantly Photo/STANLEY NJENGA
Gracia apartments in Kiambu town belonging to late Njenga Karume where his grandson Kenneth Waithigu Karume is said to have thrown off his girlfriend from fourth floor and died instantly Photo/STANLEY NJENGA

Police in Kiambu are holding a 30-year-grandson of the late cabinet Minister Njenga Karume over the death of his fiancée.

Kennedy Waithigu Karume, a trained pilot, was arrested by police on Thursday night after his fiancée was reported dead after falling from the fourth floor of their house in Kiambu town.

Mumbi Kulungia was confirmed dead moments after falling from the balcony of their house found withing Gracia apartments owned by the former minister.

Karume is the first born son of the late Joe Karume –a first born son of the late Kiambu tycoon.

Kiambu deputy police boss Johson Lyabila confirmed Karume’s arrest but declined to comment further.

Police sources told the Star that the two had arrived home after a night out.

The sources said police were investigating two theories into the death of Mumbi.

Karume told the police that Mumbi died after jumping from the balcony of their house after a disagreement.

However neighbors reported hearing commotion from the couple’s house before Mumbi’s lifeless body was found on the ground floor in a pool of blood.

Police are also investigating possibilities that Mumbi could have been pushed to her death following the disagreement with Karume.

The couple is reported to have been planning a visit to the girls home over the weekend.

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