Homicide detectives have questioned the Kenyan wife of Herman Rouwenhorst, a Dutch tycoon who was found murdered in his apartment in Mombasa on Friday.
The Standard reports that Riziki Cherono was interrogated by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Saturday as her first statement was not adding up.
The woman told police that a six-man gang wearing hoods stormed their home in Bamburi on Thursday night, with three of them dragging her outside while the rest remained inside the house with her husband.
They then ordered her to get into her husband’s car before driving off to a place near Serena Beach Hotel, where they tied her hands to the steering wheel.
Cherono was untied by passersby the next day after she cried out for help.
“I learned that the attackers had killed my husband on Friday morning when well-wishers untied me from the steering wheel,” she is quoted as saying.
Rouwenhorst’s lifeless body was found lying on their bed, with his hands and legs tied using a rope, and mouth gagged.
His body was moved to Pandya Hospital Mortuary awaiting a postmortem.
The 55-year-old emigrated to Kenya six years ago after falling in love with Cherono during a holiday. The couple had two children together.
The deceased also had three children in the Netherlands from a previous relationship.
Rouwenhorst, who hailed from Apeldoorn, owned multiple nightclubs and properties in Mombasa and Kilifi counties.