M-Pesa lady’s affair with Kiru Principal led to his murder ordered by wife for Ksh50,000

Jane Muthoni
Jane Muthoni, former Icaciri Secondary School Principal. [Photo: Courtesy]

Until Wednesday when Nakuru High Court judge Joel Ngugi rendered a guilty verdict on Jane Muthoni, little was known of the gruesome murder of Kiru Boy’s High School Principal Solomon Mwangi.

Muthoni, a former Principal at Icaciri Secondary School in Kiambu is currently being held at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison waiting for sentencing.

According to witness testimonies and investigations by the police, Muthoni murdered her husband in cold blood over a young woman working as an M-Pesa attendant.

She hired Isaac Ng’ang’a and Nelson Njiru to carry out the heinous murder and later dumped the body at a coffee farm in Kiambu.

I court documents, she was marked as MWK. She was the reason why Mwangi was killed shortly after taking a Ksh10 million loan.
Muthoni contracted hitmen and paid Ksh50,000 for Mwangi to be killed. Justice Ngugi noted that “evidence demonstrated that she was the author of the plot”.

Ng’ang’a and Njiru were the hitmen who executed the job and dumped his body at Karakuta Coffee Estate in Juja on November 6, 2016.

There were 18 text message that proved Muthoni ordered for her husband’s murder and 21 witnesses who incriminated her.

Muthoni followed the ruling via zoom at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison as Justice Ngugi read it out for hours up to the last page, 76.

What shocked many is that Muthoni who paints an image of a disgraced wife and mother for murdering her husband asked that she be given back her phone.

“My Lord, I pray that I be given back my phone, which was not even used during the trial. I also want back other items taken from me,” she said.

“I am humbly requesting that those items be submitted to my daughter, if possible,” added Muthoni.

Justice Ngugi ordered that she makes her application by May 18 when he will issue the sentence for Muthoni who will remain behind bars.

Her co-accused will also be sentenced on May 18.