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Pastor Dishon Mirugi says deceased lady Ms Elizabeth Wanjiru was ex-girlfriend

When Mr Paul Mathenge Wanderi alias Dishon Mirugi took the body of Ms Elizabeth Wanjiru to the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) morgue he recorded it as suicide, Nairobi News can now reveal.

Ms Wanjiru, 38, died on the afternoon of Saturday, March 18, 2023, in the house of the musician where she had reportedly been left to clean clothes and the house.

Hours after the death, the gospel musician arrived at the facility with the body inside his motor vehicle.

He also identified himself as a friend of the pastor.

“The general body condition is that she has strangulation marks around the neck,” a comment on the appearance of the body which was recorded at the morgue by an officer only identified as Mr Momanyi read.

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

Over the weekend, Mr Mirugi alongside his lawyer Ndegwa Njiru spent the better part of the afternoon at the Kasarani Police Station, where he had been summoned to record a statement.

When Nairobi News asked the lawyer to comment on the matter then, he said that it was too early and detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) should be given more time to investigate the matter.

Ms Wanjiru was in the musician’s home to sort out some differences with him.

“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 a word with Mr Mirugi with the hope of making things right,” said the officer who spoke in confidence because he is not authorised to speak to the press.

He pointed to a possible love triangle because the musician has also been linked with a senior manager of a real estate company.

“When he left the house, he said that he asked her to wash his clothes and he would be back later,” the officer further said.

A police report filed at the Kahawa West Police Station in Kasarani sub-county in Nairobi, Mr Mirugi referred to Wanjiru as his ex-girlfriend.

A police source said this raised the question of why the musician welcomed her to his house and even left her there.

“He reported that he left his ex-girlfriend in his house and left for Thika Road and later tried reaching her through the phone, but she was not responding. He rushed back to the house in Maziwa sub-location and found her hanging from [a bed sheet tied to] the frame of his wardrobe,” the police report read in part.

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

Investigations by Nairobi News reveal that apart from preaching and making music, Mr Mirugi is also in the real estate business where he sold plots of land on Garissa Road at Sh230,000 apiece.

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

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