Left: Wanjiru's mother, Hannah Wanjiru and Right: Teresia Njeri, Wanjiru's wife. The champion runner's mother told a local newspaper last month that her son was murdered in the bedroom.
Picture the following scenario. World famous athlete Samuel Wanjiru dies and even before his burial you start hearing about his mother’s lawyer and his wife’s lawyer. Do people need lawyers to bury their dead? I think not.
And then today (Saturday 4th June 2011) Wanjiru’s mother Hannah Wanjiru, got herself arrested when she caused a fracas at a grave marking ceremony for the burial of her son. TV footage showed a very angry and bitter woman who even threw stones at the press. She was quoted as saying: “Who is that trying to bury my son before those who killed him are arrested?” Read the story HERE.
The obvious conclusion here is that Wanjiru’s mother knows her son’s killers and that there is a vicious battle going on behind the scenes between the two most important women in the late Wanjiru’s life namely his mother and his wife Teresia Njeri. One side wants a quick burial while the other side wants arrests to be made before a burial can take place.
Any murder investigator anywhere in the world will tell you that the first suspect when a person is murdered is usually the spouse. And this case should be no exception. But then this is Kenya where money, influence and power talk louder than anything else.
It is now no longer a secret that Wanjiru was murdered. The post mortem report from the pathologists are conclusive in that respect.
So what was the motive of his murder? The most obvious has to do with the wealth this young man had managed to accumulate. But there is yet another powerful motive. Actually it is still the number one motive for murder anywhere in the world after being the motive for the very first murder that happened. Remember Cane and Abel in the Bible? The motive for that murder was jealousy.
I have heard some people say that Wanjiru’s mother is the main gold digger here. Can a parent, your mother no less, be a gold digger? I don’t think so. Although I have a problem with folks who use their mother’s name as the surname as the late Samuel did my two cents is that his second name clearly implies that this is a man who had very strong influence from his mother and must have been very close to her.
Sigh!!! Whatever happens next it is important that the truth is found about what really happened in the last moments of a great Kenyan’s life.
BREAKING NEWS: Loud powerful explosion on Kirinyaga Road (Grogan), Nairobi believed to be a bomb. Trailers and buses have tipped over and trapped several people under them. All windows at the nearby Shabbir Centre shattered and a Shell petrol station nearby on fire. Still no word on casualties and no official police statement on the incident.
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