The estranged wife of a Kenyan Airports Authority (KAA) employee and her relatives have been apprehended over plotting to kill his husband. On Thursday, June 23rd, Jeremiah Ikiao, the Buburu Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said that the woman, Bilha Njoki hired hitmen to assassinate her husband but the Police got to know about it and laid a trap to catch her.
A day earlier, detectives had deceived her into believing that her husband had been killed and his body dumped in Dandora. After received the ‘good news’, Bilha Njoki sent a friend and her brother to the ‘scene of the crime’ to confirm whether it was really true.
Unknown to them, undercover detectives who disguised themselves as the hitmen had taken her husband to the presumed scene and covered his body with ‘blood’. As they arrived, they saw the body and started celebrating. They called the woman to ‘confirm’ that he was truly dead.
The detectives later arrested the two and confiscated their phones and ordered them to divulge the whereabouts of the woman. However, the Police was sure they gathered sufficient information before making the arrest. The police informer had been given a recorded and told to meet the planners at a restaurant along Manyanja Road that had a CCTV camera.
It was ensured that every call was recorded and fully established that the phone the woman was using for the planning and execution of her estranged husband was a new phone and line. The woman was later arrested inside a black Toyota Harrier together with her sister near Mama Lucy Hospital. The police officers recovered six mobile phone and Sh400, 000. The hitman was given an advance payment of Sh100, 000 out of Sh500, 000 which was the price deal. They had agreed to be given the remaining balance of Sh400, 000 after it was confirmed that her husband killed.
While making a statement to the police, her husband, a resident of Buruburu Phase 5 said that they had been married since 2007 with two children but they separated early last year and their children have been under his custody.
According to Mr. Ikiao, his officers had worked closely with the estranged husband to assembly enough proof about the plan and trap the hitmen as well while at the same time trying to ensure that he was safe. The Police stated that the wife might intende to kill the husband because of properties and businesses both of them own together. Among the properties co-owned by the estranged couples are a house in Buruburu Estate and a mobile phone shop located along Luthuli Avenue.
The Suspects are anticipated in the court on Friday to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder