Man accused of killing his wife was actively involved in church projects

Joseph Karue the man accused of killing his wife has been actively involved in church projects and made personal donations, his childhood friends say.

They cite the construction of Kamatongu AIPCA Church in Mweiga, Kieni West. Joseph Karue, 41, and his lover, Judy Mungai, are accused of murdering Mary Wambui, 39.

Wambui, a mother of two, disappeared on January 26. Her body was found a day later at Courtesy Beach situated at Mugutha area in Juja.

Details of what transpired before Mary Kamangara was killed by her hubby and his lover

Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai in a Kiambu court yesterday /STANLEY NJENGA
Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai in a Kiambu court yesterday /STANLEY NJENGA

On Tuesday, they appeared before Kiambu senior principal magistrate Stella Atambo but did not take the plea. Detectives were allowed to hold them for 14 days to complete investigations.

Yesterday, police recovered Wambui’s missing vehicle near a dam in Juja. The Mercedes Benz is being held at Ngewa police post in Kwamaiko village, Githunguri subcounty.

Karue’s childhood friends at Kabui village in Kairuthi sublocation knew him as Mwangi Karue. They were surprised after his photo appeared in the media in relation to the murder.

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Speaking about Karue a resident says

“He participates in development projects and is the key person behind the construction of Kamatongu AIPCA Church. He’s attended several harambees,” 

The late Mary Kamangara and her hubby Joseph Karue
The late Mary Kamangara and her hubby Joseph Karue

His former schoolmates at Kairuthi Primary in Iria-ini ward, Othaya, Nyeri, say he completed his primary school education in the 1990s, was never a bright child.

They say it is a mystery how his fortunes changed and he managed to accumulate immense wealth. Though he was born in Othaya, his family later moved to Mweiga in Kieni in the 1990s, about 30 kilometres away.

His father was an education officer and his mother a bank teller.

The second born in a family of two boys and one girl is a licensed gun holder and at least three of his extended family members work in the armed forces.

A resident said two of his uncles work with the DCI and one is a soldier. His younger brother is a police officer.

Mary Kamangara and her hubby

On his Facebook account, Karue says he is self-employed and studied Business Communications at Kenyatta University. But his friends say he started selling timber at Gikomba market, Nairobi, soon after he completed his secondary education.

One George Wambugu wrote on his Facebook page that the suspect was his schoolmate at Othaya’s Kenyatta High School, Mahiga, the class of 1999.

Another resident said Karue later joined the matatu sector and had some PSVs plying the Jogoo Road-Buruburu-town, Nairobi. He also supplied electric poles and his friends believe this could explain his wealth.

One childhood friend says

“We don’t know how he became suddenly rich. At 41, he is so rich and far-much ahead of his agemates.

He drives the latest top-of-the range vehicles. During the burial of Iria-ini MCA John Theuri’s father, he attended with a numberless brand new Toyota Land Cruiser V8.”

The late Mary Kamangara

Karue’s wife drove a Mercedes and operated a hardware store in Kahawa West. Karue does not frequently visit his ancestral home in Othaya. The only house he has there is timber-walled. He owns a palatial home in Nakuru town near Afraha.

According to media reports, the girlfriend stayed in a rented house. She paid Sh60,000 per month.

“No one else in his immediate family is as wealthy as he is,” one friend said.

He said Karue is an introvert, only shares his thoughts with people he knows so well.

About seven or eight years ago during Christmas, he threw a party to his Othaya village residents. Meat and alcohol were in plenty.

On Tuesday, the court heard that Wambui left her residence at Safari Park Gardens for Kahawa Sukari where she owned a hardware when she vanished. Her body was found a day later at courtesy beach situated at Mugutha area in Juja with visible head injuries.

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Details of what transpired before Mary Kamangara was killed

Mary Kamangara’s  lifeless body was discovered on Sunday 27th January 2019 after she  was reported missing by husband Joseph Karue.

She left her residence at Safari Park Gardens for Kahawa Sukari where she owned a hardware, when she vanished.

We have a chronology of what transpired before Mary was ruthlessly murdered.

‘Nothing lasts forever’ Last words of slain city woman Mary Kamangara

Mary Kamangara
The late Mary Kamangara

1. On Saturday 26th Jan 2019 the late Mary Kamangara and Judy Wangui Mungai (alleged lover to Mary’s husband) pass each other  between Garden Estate in Nairobi where Karue lived with his family. Wangui’s house is located at Fourways Junction on Kiambu Road.

2. Wangui goes to Mary’s home so as to meet her husband to solve a pending matter, on arriving she was welcomed by Mary’s six year old son.

Check out photos of Judy Mungai, the woman arrested for allegedly helping kill her lovers wife

3. Wangui then convinces the boy to follow her so that she can go buy him pizza to which he obliges but not before informing his mum. It is reported that she was also coercing the boy so she could find out where his dad was.

Judy Mungai
Judy Wambui Mungai

4. Mary’s son informs her that ‘Daddy’ s aunty’ is at the door and despite Mary suspecting that Wangui was her husband’s mistress she maintains her calm.

5. Mary invites Wangui in so that she (Mary) can go prepare as they head out for lunch, a request Wangui quickly turns down opting to wait outside instead.

6. Mary Kamangara and Judy head to Homeland Inn, a hotel located on Thika Road just after the Garden City Mall turn-off, for lunch.

7. Later Mary is said to have convinced Wangui to take her to her (Wangui’s) house at Fourways Junction.

‘Nothing lasts forever’ Last words of slain city woman Mary Kamangara

The late Mary Kamangara and her hubby Joseph

8. On reaching Four Ways Mary confirms her worst fears that her husband was also the man of the house she had visited. This is because his photos were all over Wangui’s wall.

9. An argument ensues and Mary’s body was found dumped the next day.

10. Mary’s husband was arrested at the scene where the body was found. On being questioned what he was doing there, he said a Facebook post in Kilimani Mums led him there.

The post had stated that a woman’s body had been traced to that area.

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The reason Talia Oyando was Mary Kamangara’s biggest motivation

Talia Oyando played a big role in inspiring a city woman days before she was found brutally murdered and it’s easy to understand why.

Mary Kamangara, a mother of two, lived with her husband Joseph Karue at their Garden Estate home in Nairobi. She also had a hardware store in the city centre.

Check out photos of Judy Mungai, the woman arrested for allegedly helping kill her lovers wife

Mary Kamangara

Before her death, Kamangara was very active on Facebook, one of the posts she put up and shared were for media girl Talia Oyando.

Kamangara wrote:

“Waaat… aaawww.. Motherhood is just priceless 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈”

And shared a video of Talia in the studio cradling her son.

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Detectives have been allowed to hold  Joseph Karue and his “girlfriend” for 14 days to complete investigations into the killing of his wife.

Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai appeared before Kiambu senior principal magistrate Stella Atambo but did not take plea.

Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai appeared before Kiambu senior principal magistrate Stella Atambo

Constable Cornelius Arwasa asked to be allowed to complete investigations before charging the suspects with murder. The two are being held in connection with the murder of Mary Kamangara who disappeared on January 26.

The victim left her residence at Safari Park Gardens for Kahawa Sukari where she owned a hardware when she vanished.

Her body was found a day later at courtesy beach situated at Mugutha area in Juja with visible head injuries.

Police said they were tracking Kamangara’s missing Mercedes car.

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Police said they arrested Karue and Mungai after blood-stained clothes were recovered at the woman’s house at Four Ways estate along Kiambu road. The two are believed to be lovers.

Police said Kamangara was killed elsewhere and her body dumped in Juja.

Mary Kamangara with her husband Joseph Kori Karue in happier times.

Arwasa said a postmortem was yet to be conducted. Potential witnesses have also not recorded statements.

He said CCTV footage were yet to be retrieved from Homeland restaurant and Fourways estate where investigations captured the movement of Wambui and Kamangara. The two will be held at Juja police station.

Kamangara, 39, was found a deep wound in the head. Police said it was inflicted by a blunt object. Her hands had bruises.

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‘Nothing lasts forever’ Last words of slain city woman Mary Kamangara

Mary Kamangara may not be a familiar name to many but her gruesome murder in the hands of people she loved is something Kenyans will not forget soon.

She left her residence at Safari Park Gardens for Kahawa Sukari where she owned a hardware, when she vanished.

Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai in a Kiambu court yesterday /STANLEY NJENGA
Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai in a Kiambu court yesterday /STANLEY NJENGA

Her body was found a day later at courtesy beach situated at Mugutha area in Juja with visible head injuries.

Police said they arrested Mary’s husband Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai, his alleged lover, after blood stained clothes were recovered at the woman’s house at Four Ways estate along Kiambu road.

Check out photos of Judy Mungai, the woman arrested for allegedly helping kill her lovers wife

The late Mary Kamagara

In one of her last posts, Mary urges people to love the lord adding that nothing lasts forever.

“Love God with all your heart soul and mind wait upon God and don’t lose hope. Be patient everything you are going through will come to pass.

Nothing lasts forever, even if it takes, 7, 10 or 20 years it will come to pass. Have faith.

I just want to tell you that with God everything is possible.

Everything else will pass only God’s word lasts forever .Why cant we be patient with this God.

He has been very patient with us and what he can do no man can do.

Parting shot..Byeeee.”

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Check out photos of Judy Mungai, the woman arrested for allegedly helping kill her lovers wife

Detectives have been allowed to hold Joseph Karue and his ‘girlfriend’ for 14 days, to complete investigations into the killing of his wife.

Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai appeared before Kiambu senior principal magistrate Stella Atambo but did not take plea.

Constable Cornelius Arwasa asked to be allowed to complete investigations before charging the suspects with murder.

The two are being held in connection with the murder of Mary Kamangara who disappeared on January 26.

Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai in a Kiambu court yesterday /STANLEY NJENGA
Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai in a Kiambu court yesterday /STANLEY NJENGA

The victim left her residence at Safari Park Gardens for Kahawa Sukari where she owned a hardware, when she vanished.

Her body was found a day later at courtesy beach situated at Mugutha area in Juja with visible head injuries.

Police said they arrested Karue and Mungai after blood stained clothes were recovered at the woman’s house at Four Ways estate along Kiambu road.

The late Mary Kamagara

The two are believed to be lovers. Police said Kamangara was killed elsewhere and her body dumped in Juja.

Arwasa said a postmortem was yet to be conducted. Potential witnesses have also not recorded statements.

Below are photos of the woman said to be Karue’s mpango wa kando

Judy Mungai

Judy Mungai
Judy Mungai

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Judy Mungai
Judy Mungai

Judy Mungai

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