On Saturday, January 26, a love triangle in Juja, Kiambu county of Kenya turned ugly and deadly after a wife showed up with her husband’s secret lover in the latter’s apartment.
Joseph Kori Karue and his lover Judy Wangui Mungai are in police custody as key suspects in the murder of his wife Mary Wambui Kamangara.
It has been established from the deceased’s Facebook profile that she was a jealous lover despite being a born again Christian.
“Married to Joseph Kori Karue two sons. Born again Christian. I love Jesus as a personal saviour. Humble, patient and jealous when it comes to love. Am loving and caring. I love children so much and my siblings to death,” read sections of Kamangara’s Facebook bio reads.
Kamangara is reported to have been inflicted with fatal injuries on the fateful Saturday evening, January 26, after she convinced Wangui, her former employee at her hardware, to take her Four Ways Junction home after a day of merry making.
Wangui had shown up at Kori’s Garden Estate home that morning, ostensibly to look for her side lover but accidentally met with Kamangara according to a report by the Daily Nation on Wednesday, January 30.
Kamangara’s son who opened the gate was offered a pizza date by Wangui but ran back to the house to seek his mother’s permission to go out with “daddy’s auntie”.
Esther Kamangara, sister to the deceased said, her sister wanted to know who wanted to go out with her son.
Kamangara went out only to meet Wangui her former employee whom she had suspected was having an affair with her husband but concealed her suspicion.
They engaged for a while while and agreed to go out for a lunch date.
Police sources said the two left Garden Estate in Kamangara’s white Mercedes Benz car and had a good time at Homeland Inn along Thika Road.
After the merry making they left for Wangui’s N60,000 per month apartment where she had stayed for two years at Four Ways Junction.
It was reported that on reaching Wangui’s house, Kamangara found her husband Kori seated and even saw his photos hanging on the wall confirming her suspicion.
A quarrel followed with a fight ensued leading to the death of Kamangara whose body was found wrapped in bed sheets, stuffed in sack and dumped in a dam on Sunday, January 27.
Kori was arrested at the scene having earlier reported his wife had been abducted and led police to Wangui’s home where blood-stained clothes were retrieved and the latter also arrested.
Facebook posts by Kamangara showed she was an outgoing and jovial person who held her family close to her heart.
Social media posts by Kamangara never showed any sign of friction but painted a picture of a flourishing family.
May her soul rest in peace.