Husband of slain teacher arrested

KENYAN police have arrested the husband of Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina and another man in connection with her murder.

Ms Maina, a mother of two originally from Armidale in NSW, was shot dead on a street in Nairobi last Thursday.

Her estranged husband, Cyrus Bernard Maina Njuguna, and another man, John Njuguna Waithira have been arrested in connection with her death, the ABC is reporting.

No charges have been laid yet.

Gabrielle Maina was shot and killed in Nairobi.
Gabrielle Maina was shot and killed in Nairobi.

A post-mortem found Ms Maina died from a single gunshot wound to the neck.

Ms Maina moved to Kenya in 2015, and was the head teacher at Hillcrest Preparatory School in Karen. She had previously worked as a teacher in NSW and attended university at the University of New England in Armidale.

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