Closure for the Thuo Family: 6 Individuals Convicted in the Poisoning Case of Former MP George Thuo

George Thuo

Six individuals have been found guilty by a Milimani Law Court for the murder of former Juja Mp George Thuo in 2013.

The convicted individuals are Paul Wanaina Boiyo, also known as Sheki, Christopher Lumbazio Andika, also known as Lumba, Andrew Karanja Wainaina, Samuel Kuria Ngungi, also known as Visi, Esther Ndinda Mulinge, and Ruth Watahi Irungu, also known as Atlanta. They have been charged with the offence of murder, as stated in section 203 and section 204 of the penal code.

The six are said to have committed the offence at the Porkies Garden Restaurant in Thika Town within Kiambu County in 2013 where they poisoned the deceased drink with Cyhalothrine Pesticide.

While delivering the judgement, Hon Lady Justice J.L. Korir ruled that the prosecution through their witnesses had proved the case against the 6 accused persons to the required standard. In her ruling, she also cancelled the bond on the 6 convicts; Paul Wainaina Boiyo, Christopher Lumbazio Andika and Samuel Ngugi will be remanded at the Nairobi Remand Prison while Esther Ndina Mulinge and Ruth Watahi Irungu will be remanded at Lang’ata Women’s Prison pending the sentencing hearing scheduled for May 3, 2024.

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