Gladys Chania released on Sh1M bond

The former woman representative and her farmhand are persons of interest in an ongoing investigation

Gladys Chania and her farmhand Maurice Mbugua appearing in court on October 24, 2022

Former Kiambu Woman Representative Gladys Chania has been freed by the courts following days in police custody.

In a ruling delivered at a Kiambu court on Monday, Ms Chania and her co-accused Maurice Mbugua were each released on Sh1 million bond with a surety of a similar amount.

The two are the main suspects in a police investigation into the death of Rwanda-based businessman George Mwangi.

Their release comes a week after the court had granted a request to detain the co-accused as investigations continued.

According to a post-mortem report issued by Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor, Mwangi'd death was caused by injuries resulting from being hit several times at the back of his head.

Police have linked the politician to her husband's death citing relationship difficulties they had been facing as a motive.

According to the deceased’s elder sister, the businessman had a troubled marriage with the Kiambu politician.

In what would be his last phone call to his sister before his death, the businessman confided that he was having serious issues with his wife, Gladys Chania.

The phone call lasted about two minutes with the murdered businessman telling his elder sister that he felt closer to his death.

Police have also been able to retrieve CCTV footage that captured the vehicle which dumped the businessman's body.

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