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Emotions run high at Monica Kimani’s requiem mass

By MARY WAMBUI September 27th, 2018 1 min read

Emotions ran high Thursday morning when hundreds of mourners gathered at Mt Kenya University’s happy valley grounds in Thika for the requiem mass of slain 29 year old businesswoman Monica Nyawira Kimani.

Ms Kimani was murdered under unclear circumstances at her house in Kilimani area of Nairobi last week.

Her body – her hands tied together, her mouth sealed with adhesive tape and her throat slit – was discovered by her brother George Thiru Kimani in a bathtub at her apartment.

Ms Kimani met her gruesome death shortly after returning into the country from South Sudan, where she runs a family business.


One suspect, Joseph Irungu, has since been arrested and was arraigned before a Kiambu court on Thursday.

The suspect will remain in police custody for 10 more days as detectives continue with investigations into the murder.

Mr Thiru also confirmed that the suspect and her sister only met recently when she was in the country.

He further revealed that the suspect had attempted to hit on his sister unsuccessfully.

The deceased, a firstborn child and an only daughter, has been described by her parents as a hardworking and morally upright woman.

She will be buried in Gilgil on Friday.