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Nyeri Billionaire, 4 Others Released on Ksh 1M Bond

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  • Stephen Wangondu, a Nyeri billionaire accused of killing his son and four co-accused has been released on bail of Ksh 1 million each.

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    In his ruling on Wednesday, April 28, Judge Florence Muchemi ruled that the prosecution had not provided sufficient evidence to show why the five should not be released on bail.

    The judge warned that if the suspects contacted the witnesses or intervened in the investigation, their bail bonds would be released.

    Businessman Daniel Mwangi Wang’ondu who was assassinated on January 1, 2021

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    The prosecution sought an order for a three-day stay that the judge granted. Therefore, five will be released after three days.

    In addition, the prosecution indicated that they would appeal the decision. The case will be heard in 14 days on May 10, 2021.

    Wang’ondu, the main suspect, however was not in court. He was represented by his lawyer who said that the defendant was ill and hospitalized.

    The businessman is accused of hiring four hooligans, paying them a total of Ksh160,000 to finish off his son, Daniel Mwangi.

    One of the suspects told detectives that Wang’ondu was in love with the deceased’s wife and that could lead to bad blood between the two.

    Mwangi’s body was found lying in a pool of blood on January 1, 2021 outside his home in Mweiga town but nothing was stolen from him or his home.

    Following his death, protests erupted in Nyeri with residents demanding justice for the deceased and asking the court not to grant bail.

    “It would not be easy to live with the suspects in the neighborhood. There could be animosity between the two sides, ”the resident said.

    Daniel Mwangi was found lying in a pool of blood on January 1, 2021 outside his home in Mweiga town. Daniel Mwangi was found lying in a pool of blood on January 1, 2021 outside his home in Mweiga town.

    Daniel Mwangi was found lying in a pool of blood on January 1, 2021 outside his home in Mweiga town.

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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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