Kori’s first wife Grace Wanjiku, Mary Kamangara Wambui and Mpango Judy Wangui Mungai in one merged photo (courtesy)

The case of Kiambu businessman accused of killing his wife has taken a new twist after woman claiming to be his first wife came out yesterday.

Grace Wanjiku claims that Joseph Kori was her husband but vacated their marriage sometimes back and settled with the deceased Mary Wambui Kamangara.

Wanjiku, the mother of one in an interview local television station defended Kori stating that she does not believe he is capable of killing and that he had already paid her (Wanjiku’s) dowry before leaving her and their daughter.

“He is my husband even though he left me with child to live with Wanbui, i dont think he is behind the murder, I still love him as my husband” she said.

Kori has since been arrested alongside his Mpango wa Kando Judy Wangui Mungai, in connection with the gruesome murder and still in custody until the investigations are complete.

Wambui’s maimed body was found dumped in a dam near Mugutha estate in Juja on Sunday morning.

On the eve of her death she had convinced Wangui to take her to her (Wangui’s) since her taxi had developed mechanical problems then they found Kori in the house with his pictures on the wall in what is said to have sparked a squabble after finding that they were both seeing the same man.

Kori was arrested at the scene where Wambui’s body was found wrapped in bed sheets inside a sack after the cops reportedly saw him leaving the scene.

It is alleged that he told the detectives that he had visited the scene to search for his missing wife after coming across a Facebook page that a woman’s body had been discovered around.