On January 5, 2024, Starlet Wahu Mwangi, a rising socialite in Nairobi and the sister of controversial preacher Pastor Victor Kanyari, was found murdered in an Airbnb in South B.
CCTV footage captured the last moments of Wahu and her suspected boyfriend, John Matara, who was later arrested as the main suspect in her murder.
The case has gained attention due to Wahu’s connection to Pastor Kanyari, and the investigation into the motive behind this horrific murder is ongoing.
Starlet Wahu Mwangi: A rising socialite
Wahu was a popular socialite in Nairobi, known for her presence in the entertainment industry and her connections within the Nairobi social scene.
She was the sister of controversial preacher Pastor Kanyari, who has been embroiled in several scandals in the past.
Wahu’s rise to fame was largely due to her association with her brother and her active presence on social media.
The tragic incident: Wahu’s murder
Wahu checked into an Airbnb in South B with Matara, who was believed to be her boyfriend.
The next morning, Wahu’s lifeless body was found in a pool of blood in room Y32 of the Papino building.
A postmortem examination revealed that Wahu had been strangled and had a deep-cut wound on her thigh that had severed a vein, leading to a substantial loss of blood that ultimately claimed her life.
The suspect: John Matara
Matara, who was believed to be Wahu’s boyfriend, was arrested as the main suspect in her murder.
He claimed that Wahu had attacked him, leading to a fight that tragically turned fatal.
However, the conflicting narratives surrounding the incident have raised questions about the veracity of Matara’s account.
The investigation into Matara’s background and his relationship with Wahu is ongoing.
The ongoing investigation
The investigation into Wahu’s murder is ongoing, with detectives seeking to uncover the motive behind the tragic incident.
Forensic evidence and witness testimonies are being used to build the case against Matara, who remains in custody at the Industrial Area Remand Prison.
The police are also seeking to determine if Matara and Wahu knew each other prior to the murder.
Public reaction and media coverage
Wahu’s murder has shocked the public, with many expressing their grief and condolences on social media.
The media coverage of the incident has been extensive, with many outlets reporting on the case and its potential implications.
The case has also gained attention due to Wahu’s connection to Pastor Kanyari, with some speculating that the murder may be related to his controversial past.
Wahu’s controversial connections
Wahu’s association with Pastor Kanyari has been a subject of controversy in the past, with many questioning the legitimacy of his ministry.
The potential relevance of this connection to Wahu’s murder is currently being investigated, with detectives seeking to determine if there is any link between the two.
The legacy of Starlet Wahu Mwangi
Wahu’s tragic death has left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry and the community at large.
Her legacy as a rising socialite and her enduring impact on the Nairobi social scene will be remembered by many.
The pursuit of justice for her murder remains ongoing, with the hope that her tragic death will not be in vain.
The murder of Wahu has shocked the public and raised questions about the safety of young women in Nairobi.
The ongoing investigation into her murder will hopefully provide answers and bring closure to her family and loved ones.