Kiambu Lovers Dead In Strange Circumstances

Lovers Found Dead Bedroom

By  | Aug 04, 2021, 10:19 AM  | Relationships

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A sad incident occurred yesterday after a couple from Kiambu were found dead in their home in an apparent murder/suicide.

The names of the couple were  Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga a 42-year-old spare part businessman his wife Phelomena Njeri, 30.

According to the police report, the body was found a few hours after the incident, with the police being informed by the late Jonathan's friend that he wasn't picking calls.

"Kiambu police station. Subject: murder incident report. It  80/3/8/2021 at 1801hrs by one Robert Charango Njuguna a Kikuyu male adult aged 35yrs, a resident of Kiambu town, said that his friend namely Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga was not picking his calls which was suspicious."

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The police then decided to go and investigate the matter, where they found the bedroom door locked from the inside.

"The door was broken where the bodies of the said Jonathan mukundi gachunga a Kikuyu male adult aged 42 years and his wife namely Phelomena Njeri a Kikuyu female adult aged around 30 years.

The report added that the two were found lifeless. It also added that Jonathan was a licensed firearm holder at the time of his death.

"It was established that Jonathan Mukundi who is a licensed firearm holder murdered the wife by shooting her the head. He then committed suicide by shooting himself on the head using a Glock pistol."

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The police concluded that the motive was yet unknown pending more investigation.

Gachunga was a licensed gun holder and operated his spare parts shop in Industrial Area, Nairobi. His wife worked at the shop.

He is said to have shot his wife three times on Tuesday evening before turning the gun to himself.

The lifeless bodies of the two were found inside their bedroom which had been locked from inside. They were later moved to the mortuary.

Police said they recovered his mini Glock gun from the scene. Kiambu police boss Ali Nuno said they are investigating the incident.

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For those who might not know what a murder-suicide is, let's take a brief look. 

It is the act in which an individual kills one or more people before (or while) killing themself. A murder-suicide can take various forms.

They are;

-Murder that accompanies the suicide of a mentally unstable person.
-Murder that comes from a suicide bombing.
-Someone escaping a punishment by committing suicide.
-Someone killing themself after 
-A pact where two lovers decide to kill themselves.

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