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Shocking murder-suicide involving Kiambu tycoon and pregnant wife

Police in Kiambu are investigating an incident in which a man shot dead his wife before turning the gun on himself.

Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga, 42, a licensed gun holder, allegedly killed his wife Phelomena Njeri, 30, inside their bedroom last evening.

According to a police report, cops at Kiambu Police Station were alerted of suspicious activity by one Robert Charango Njuguna, Mukundi’s friend. Njuguna said Mukundi was not answering calls, which was odd. It was about 6pm.

“Together with the officers from Kiambu Police Station, (they) proceeded to his house where the bedroom was found lock (ed) from inside,” says the report. “The door was broken where the bodies of the said Jonathan and Phelomena were found.” The woman was heavily pregnant.

The report adds, “It was established that Jonathan who is a licensed fire arm holder murdered the wife by shooting her the head and then committed suicide by shooting himself on the head using afire arm make glock mini s/no beza475.”

Police secured the scene for further investigations. The two bodies were moved to Kenyatta Referral Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

“Motive not yet known,” concludes the report.

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