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Chilling details of how woman planned cold blood murder of tycoon husband

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Homicide detectives have arrested two main suspects behind the murder of Mombasa – based tycoon Herman Rouwenhourst and his bodyguard Evans Bokoro.

The two suspects Timothy Omondi alias Rashid and Mary Nekesa Ambani aged 22 and 33 years respectively were allegedly hired by Herman’s wife Riziki Cherono.

One of the suspects Mary Nekesa confessed to the police and accused Cherono of allegedly hatching the plot to murder her husband after he had initiated the process to divorce her.

After killing her husband Cherono then staged her own kidnapping.

“In a chilling confession to detectives on how they planned and executed the murder, Nekesa disclosed that Cherono had earlier taken Rashid to their home on a recce mission to familiarize himself with the home,” said the DCI.

Police further say that the second suspect Rashid took photos of the bedroom where the deceased was later found dead.

According to the police, the tycoon’s estranged wife Riziki organized the killing of her husband after he had showed intentions of divorcing her.

“Investigations have revealed that the slain tycoon had notified his wife Riziki Cherono of his intentions to divorce her, following endless wrangles that had rocked their marriage,” said the DCI.


“However, Cherono didn’t take that lying down and hatched a plot to eliminate her husband, with whom they had two children aged 14 and 12,” further stated the DCI.

Herman Rouwenhourst owned multiple properties and nightclubs scattered across Mombasa and Kilifi counties.

His body was found lifeless on his matrimonial bed with multiple injuries on the head. His hands and legs were tied and mouth gagged.

The thugs also stole Ksh. 3 Million from the safe.

Police say that the first suspect Rashid then acquired a plot in Kiembeni and built a 4 bedroomed house approximated to cost Ksh. 1.5 Million.

“Two weeks after the murder, the prime suspect Timothy Omondi alias Rashid acquired a plot the with proceeds from the murder, measuring 40x80ft at Kiembeni. He constructed a four-roomed house at an estimated cost of over Sh1.5Million and furnished it with newly acquired house holds items, worth over Sh500,000,” said the DCI.



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