Suspect in Kilimani woman's murder arrested

Suspect in Kilimani businesswoman's murder Joe Irungu in an undated photo. /COURTESY
Suspect in Kilimani businesswoman's murder Joe Irungu in an undated photo. /COURTESY

A suspect in the murder of a woman who was found dead in a Kilimani apartment last Thursday has been arrested.

Joe Irungu was questioned at the Kilimani police station over the killing of 29-year-old Monica Kimani.

The woman's lifeless body was found in a bathtub at her house by relatives who went to check on her on Friday.

A senior police officer at Kilimani told the Star that an inquiry was launched immediately after the lady was killed.

She was found inside a bathtub by her brother who came visiting.

The brother told police they had to break into the house having failed to get a response after knocking several times.

They were shocked to find the body in the bathroom with a slit neck. Monica lived alone.

The link between her and the suspect is yet to be established.

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An officer at Kilimani said Irungu was picked up after hospital authorities informed police of a patient with a bullet wound.

Last Saturday, Irungu reported to Lang’ata police that he had been shot at by men on a motorbike. He said he sustained chest wounds.

Irungu was recently engaged

to a popular TV anchor. Videos of the same were shared widely on social media.

This story has been updated.