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City pastor handed death sentence for killing pregnant girlfriend

A preacher who killed a woman believed to be his girlfriend in his car four years ago has been convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

High Court judge Jessi Lesiit found Pastor Paul Ng’ang’a Wanjiru of the Dagoretti-based Wells of Faith Church guilty of killing Ms Caroline Chinjira in 2012.

The victim was an employee of Panafric Hotel and was four months pregnant.

Pastor Ng’ang’a allegedly did not want word to spread about his girlfriend’s pregnancy, although he already had another son with her.

The judge directed that the pastor, who had been released on bond pending determination of the murder case, be immediately taken into custody.

His co-accused, believed to be his son James Mutunga Muia, was set free.

The judge said that evidence tendered by the prosecution incriminated the pastor as well as his DNA profile and that of the deceased.