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Leaked: Conversation between athlete and hitmen hired to kill his wife

By Mary Wambui January 16th, 2023 5 min read

Popular athlete Nelson Ndereba Njeru hired hitmen to take out his wife,  Lucy Njeri Muhami, 48.

The couple lived in Canada, but the execution of his wife was to take place in Nairobi when she traveled into the country for the Christmas holidays.

On November 17, 2022, her plane touched down at JKIA at 10 pm. She was cleared by the immigration officials at midnight, then stepped out to look for her taxi driver.

Lucy Njeri Muhami poses for a photo gestures during the interview on January 11, 2023 at Utalii Hotel where she is alleging her husband Nelson Ndereva Njeru hired hitmen to kidnap her back in November 17th 2022 upon her arrival in the country from Canada
Lucy Njeri Muhami poses for a photo gestures during the interview on January 11, 2023 at Utalii Hotel where she is alleging her husband Nelson Ndereva Njeru hired hitmen to kidnap her back in November 17th 2022 upon her arrival in the country from Canada. Picture by Francis Nderitu

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Out of the main airport entrance, they joined Mombasa road. She recalls that the car was moving at a slow speed. Before long, she says, the person she assumed to be the driver’s colleague jumped into the back seat of the car and started strangling her.

It was then that they dropped the bombshell. She claims the man told her that her husband had paid them Sh1.5 million to kill her and dump her body in Karura forest.

“The instructions were so clear that they knew I had copies of my properties’ documents with me, which they also asked for as instructed. I pleaded with them to spare my life and they agreed on condition that I pay them Sh2 million,” she alleges.

At this point, she says, the man stopped strangling her and played an audio recording of how, purportedly, the murder was planned. She says the gang replayed an audio recording of a conference call in which they were being given instructions on the execution.

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In the audio, the hit men are heard receiving instructions on how to confirm to the planners once Njeri has landed and as soon as her body is dumped.

Hit man: Atafika saa ngapi (What time will she be landing)?

Planner: Si nilikutumia hizi details zote. Atafika saa nne usiku (I sent you these details. She will arrive at 10pm).

Hit man: Sawa basi nitawasha WhatsApp saa hiyo (Alright, I shall switch on my WhatsApp at that time).

Planner: Hapana, washa saa hii. Jaribu kuweka credit ikae ikiwa open. Kwanza saa hii ni saa ngapi (No, switch it it on now and try load some airtime for it to remain online. By the way what time is it in Kenya)?

Hit man: Saa hii ni kitu 5pm (It’s around 5pm).

Planner: Nilimwambia akifika airport yule mtu anamngoja atakuwa pale nje na atakuwa na karatasi hapo imeandikwa jina yake (I told her the person waiting to chauffer her will be waiting with a placard bearing her name).

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Hit man: Sawa baba, haina shida. We nikimchukua, nikimaliza story si nitawapigia bora mtakuwa on. Sawa (Alright, there’s no problem. When I pick her and finish the assignment, I shall call you as long as you will be online, okay)?

Planner: Sisi tuko on from saa hii (Okay, we shall be on starting now).

Hit man: Mimi nitakuwa on nikimaliza mchezo (I shall be online when I finish the assignment).

Planner: Si ndio (Yes).

Hit man: Sawa baba. Sawa shangi (Alright).

Planner: Ukifaulu utapata kitu juu. Tutaangalia hiyo maneno hakuna wasi wasi (If you succeed, you shall get a reward on top, we shall look into that don’t worry and good luck). Goodluck!  …

Planner: Nilimpea jina lako. Ataangalia karatasi ile imeandikwa jina yake na ako na bag tatu. Mbili zinatoshana na kamoja kadogo, bila kuhesabu ile ya kuweka kwa bega kadogo. Simu ako na tatu. Ya green isitoke Nairobi, hiyo ndiyo anatumianga (I gave her your name, Selesia Njiru. She will be on the lookout for the placard bearing her name and will be carrying three bags; two of the same size, a smaller one and a sling bag. She will also have three phones, the green one should not leave Nairobi, it’s the one she uses).

Planner: Hizo zingine ni mpya, hazina kadi. Na hazijawahi tumika zilinunuliwa wiki hii. Alafu ako na milioni moja iko kwa hiyo kabag kadogo hiyo ya leather. Hizo pesa uniwekee alafu kuna madocuments ziko kwa mabox pahali hatujui na hatujui ni ngapi nikufichwa zimefichwa na tumeng’ang’ana sana. (The other two are new, they don’t Sim cards and have never been used. They were bought this week. She will also be having a million shillings in her sling leather bag. Keep the money for me and some documents that she has hidden somewhere, we don’t know how many they are).

Planner: Kitambo tufikie hapa sio kitu muzuri. Unajua ukiwa mwanaumme unacheza game yako pole pole so tutakuja kuchukua hizo vitu pamoja na ndugu yangu sababu hatujui ni nini ametubebea (Things have not been easy for us; you know as a man you play your cards slowly so we shall come to pick those things with my brother because we don’t know what she has taken).

Planner: Alikuwa anakaa na ndugu yangu mbeleni na zile vitu alibeba kutoka kwa ndugu yangu sikumbuki. Kitambo akuje kwangu alikuwa anakaa Mexico wakati ndugu yangu alikuja Mexico akamuachia nyumba ya Mexico akakuja Canada. Ni bibi yangu so kuna documents za kando amekanyagia huezi ona (She used to live with my brother in Mexico and I can’t remember all the items she carted from there. She then left Mexico and joined me in Canada. Because she is my wife, she could be hiding some documents).

Hit man: Ni ukweli (It’s true).

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Another audio is a conference call between the two plotters and one of the hit men.

Planner: Tumepangana umepewa details za kila kitu. Time ya kufika na kadhalika. Ukiongea na watu yako ukumbuke kama hujawahi endea mtu airport Nairobi kuna mahali watashuka waingie kwa mguu. Kama unaingiza gari mbili huko, utalipa toll ya gari mbili. Unaskia? (We have panned everything, her arrival time, etc. When you talk to your people remember, if you have never picked someone at the airport in Nairobi, there is a place they will have to exit the car for inspection. If you shall have two vehicles there, you shall pay for each car’s parking fee. Do you understand?)

Hit man: Eeh (Yes).

Planner: Msifanye chochote ndani ya airport sababu ya inspection. Mpaka mtoke nje ya airport. Ukiona mmetoka roundabout ujue mmemaliza mambo ya airport (Do not do anything inside the airport until you are past the roundabout).

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Hit man: Ni kweli (True).

Planner: Tutangojea ripoti. Hakuna kitu tutafanya mpaka siku nne ziishe. No tulikuwa tumesema tatu, si ndio (We shall be waiting for the report, we shall not do anything until four days elapse, no, we said three, right)?

Kwa hivyo, ikifika Thursday, mimi nitapiga simu Nairobi kuuliza mbona amenyamaza tangu aende. Ama Saturday ndiyo mzuri so nyinyi mjue kama mwili mtatupa Thursday ili apatikane Friday. Unaona (Therefore, on Thursday, I shall call Nairobi to ask why she has been silent since she got there. Or Saturday is better? So you guys will have to decide whether to dump the body on Thursday for it to be discovered on Friday? You see)?

Hit man: Eeh (Yes).

Planner: Mwili ikipatikana kuanzia Sunday huko itakuwa mzuri (It will be good if the body is found from Sunday onwards).

Hit man: Ni sawa (Okay).

Planner: Hizo vitu zingine na hiyo pesa muniwekee sababu kuna pesa mingi. Umeskia? (Keep the money and the other documents for me because it is a lot. You hear me)?

Hit man: Ni sawa (Okay).

Planner: Kazi ni kwako, sisi tunakupea kazi tumekwambia our main point ni nini (The ball is in your court now, we have given you the job and you know what our main interest is).

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