Samwel Ndung’u was arrested on Friday, in Kiambu, Kenya following the death of his wife, who was raped and doused with acid last Wednesday night after a family dispute.
, 21, from Karembu in Gatundu South succumbed to the injuries Friday morning at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Ndung’u, is the immediate former MCA for Riruta Ward. He was remanded in Police
custody until Monday to allow police more time to conduct investigations.
Police are probing claims that the couple has been having domestic quarrels before Njambi fled with her five-year-old son. Njambi has been living in a rented apartment at Thindigwa, along Kiambu
It was gathered that Njambi’s husband and three other people picked her from home and drove away with her in a saloon car. She was raped and doused with acid and later abandoned without clothes at an isolated location at Kamiti Corner in Ruiru.
According to witnesses, Njambi was still speaking when she was rescued by Good Samaritans and taken to Kiambu Hospital.
Her uncle, Peter Ndung’u, told Nairobi News that Njambi had suffered 70 per cent burns.
Ndung’u was arrested and detained at Kiambu Police Station. He was taken to court on Friday morning but remanded to allow more time for the police to conduct further investigations.