A British business man, Richard Alden on Monday appeared before a Kibera court in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi for allegedly murdering his ‘mistress’.
The 53-year-old is accused of shooting Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui, 42, at his home in a wealthy suburb of Nairobi.
He took Grace to the hospital where he said she killed herself.
But the police have dismissed Alden’s story.
They say the deceased had a bullet wound in the back of her head, three open wounds on the side of her left neck, a fractured left thumb and ring finger and had also been stabbed in the back.
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The police told local media that Ms Kinyanjui’s injuries were consistent with murder.
Alden, a former executive for financial services firm Deloitte according to local media, will be held for five more working days as the police investigate circumstances surrounding the death of his mistress.
Alden who is married reportedly started having an affair with Ms Kinyanjui after they met through a local hiking group.
The Nairobi County Police Commander, Japheth Koome said the couple were in a relationship and were living together.
But there have been conflicting reports suggesting that Alden lived with his wife Martine in the upmarket Nairobi suburb of Karen.
One report claimed Grace Kinyanjui, who runs a security firm, was at the house helping Alden and his wife park for an upcoming move.