Richard Alden, former Wananchi Group CEO, acquitted of murder charges

Former Wananchi Group CEO Richard Alden, who was arrested in June last year after allegedly shooting to death a woman at his residence in Karen, Nairobi, has been cleared of the charges.

The 54-year-old Alden is finally free after an 18-month battle that started when he was accused of murdering a Kenyan woman, Grace Wangeci Kinyanjui.

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“After the married 54-year-old proved his innocence, he told how he found himself at the centre of an investigation following the death of his alleged mistress, with whom he denied having an affair… Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui was fatally shot at the suburban family home and later pronounced dead at hospital,” UK’s MailOnline reported on December 3, 2017.

To prove his innocence, and due to his lack of trust with the Kenya Police, Alden had called in a private investigator Jeffrey Katz who also probed the death of Vatican banker Roberto Calvi, whose body was found hanging from London’s Blackfriars Bridge in 1982.

“Alden’s battle began on June 4 last year, when he was spending his Saturday clearing out the house he and his family rented in Karen, Nairobi. He was living in the suburb during a three-year term as chief executive of home entertainment company Wananchi,” stated the article, adding: “Because his contract had expired months before, Alden’s wife and children had already left Kenya and he had asked Kinyanjui, a local woman, to help.”

When the story broke out last year, Alden was said to have shot Wangechi, whom he was allegedly having an affair with, after a disagreement at the former CEO’s house in Karen.

“The former Wananchi Group CEO however, claims the woman shot herself,” Citizen Digital reported.

Alden joined Wananchi Group, which operates triple-play brand Zuku, in January 2013 as the COO and left in November 2015 after serving as CEO for over 2 years.

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