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The Puzzle Of A Dead Pastor, Kikuyu Musician And Lesedi Developers CEO

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The late Pastor Elizabeth Githingi and Mr Paul Mathenge Wanderi alias Dishon Mirugi.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are looking into the death of Ms Elizabeth Wanjiru Githingi, a preacher who was found dead at the home of Kikuyu gospel musician Mirugi Dishon.

Ms Wanjiru, 38, a Nakuru-based pastor, had met the musician in August last year and they fell in love.

Her death came just a day after Mr Mirugi held a crusade in Juja, Kiambu County, through his church known as Flying Eagle International Ministry.

Mirugi’s ex-flame, Elizabeth, paid him a visit at his Kahawa West home on Saturday, according to a statement recorded at Kiamumbi police station on Saturday.

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A detective privy to the investigations yesterday told local newspaper that Ms Wanjiru was in the musician’s home to sort out some differences.

“They had not known each other for a very long time but had some issues, it was because of this that the woman left Nakuru for Nairobi to have word with Mr Mirugi with the hope of making things right,” said the officer who spoke with the newspaper.

Love Triangle

The detective however pointed to a possible love triangle as the musician has also been linked to Esther Wangura, CEO Lesedi Developers Ltd. He appears to have left Ms Wanjiru who was equally rich and boosted his finances for even a more monied Ms Esther.

He told the officers that she had brought his suit from Nakuru but that when she arrived at his house, she decided to clean both his house and his clothes because they were filthy.

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Esther Wangura, CEO Lesedi Developers Ltd

He went on to say that while she was cleaning, he left the house to run errands on Thika Road.

According to the statement, he returned home soon after because he couldn’t reach Elizabeth on her phone.

Mirungi claims that when he returned home, he discovered Elizabeth in his wardrobe, appearing to have hung herself with a bedsheet.

He claims he untied the body and transferred it to his car before driving to the Jacaranda Maternity Home.

According to the police statement, medics at Jacaranda refused to pick up Elizabeth’s body because she was already dead.

He then drove to Kiamumbi police station with the body still in his car, but officers told him to report the incident to Kahawa West.

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Officers at Kahawa West police station refused to pick up the body and instead advised him to report the incident to Kasarani police station.

The situation was no different at Kasarani police station, where officers also declined to pick up the body, explaining to him that he should have reported the discovery immediately.

He was allowed to take the body to the Kenyatta University Mortuary on Saturday evening after shuffling between police stations with the body in his car.

The musician returned to Kasarani police station on Sunday to record a statement about Elizabeth’s death, accompanied by DCI homicide detectives who have taken over the investigations.

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According to reports, apart from preaching and making music, Mr Mirugi was also engaged in the real estate business where he sold plots of land along Garissa Road at Sh230,000 a piece.

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Other land deals he is engaged in include Success Gardens in Kithimani in Machakos County where he sells 50 feet by 100 feet plots for Sh230,000 cash price or Sh250,000 in installments.


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