Police inserted pepper on my private parts to compel me to change my earlier statement, Judy Wangui, the main suspect in the murder of businesswoman Mary Wambui has told the court.
Through her lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Wangui said she was tortured by detectives at Juja police station.
Ombeta said Wangui also has marks of injuries on her thighs and her upper part of the body.
Senior principal magistrate Stella Atambo ordered for a report on the assault allegations during the next mention date.
At the same time, the court gave investigators nine more days to continue holding the three suspects linked to the murder until February 27 when the case will be mentioned for further directions.
The court also ordered for an inventory of the items collected from the second suspect Joseph Kori, Wambui’s husband to be filed in court.
Kori 41, cried uncontrollably during the hearing.
He was seen trying to control his tears as the case went on.
When he was brought before the court, Kori was doing fine until his lawyer started presenting his case.
He took out a white handkerchief and began wiping his tears that were flowing freely down his cheeks.
The third suspect is a car hire businessman, Michael Mathenge, who admitted to having helped ferry Wambui’s body to a dam in Juja was also present in court.
Wambui disappeared on January 26, and her body was found the following day at Courtesy Beach in Juja.