Strathmore University Lecturer Arrested for Girlfriend’s Death

A lecturer at Strathmore University was on January 3, 2018, arrested and arraigned in Kibera Law Courts for allegedly beating his wife leading to her death on New Year’s day.

Dr Fredrick Onyango Ogolla, a lecturer at Strathmore Business School did not, however, take a plea as police applied to be allowed to detain him for ten more days, to enable them complete their investigations.

Police suspect that Dr Ogolla beat Margaret Gobi Mwachongo on the evening of December 31, 2017 at their Lavington home, leading to her death.

According to the Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome, the couple had a disagreement before they engaged in a physical fight which resulted in the woman sustaining injuries.

In a Facebook post, Dr Ogolla said, “To my friends on FB, what happened was too painful that I have been unable to believe and that’s why I didn’t update you, my lovely wife left me and went to the lord. It’s so hurting in as much as it is hard to express. Rip my love.”

The couple has a seven-weeks-old baby.

Dr Ogolla has been serving as the Academic Director of MBA programmes, Director of the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness and senior lecturer of Strategy and Decision Making at the Strathmore Business School.

He is also a part-time professor at various universities and colleges in and outside Kenya and works as a consultant on strategy formulation, strategy execution and change management.


Friends and family took to social media to recount the last days spent with Margaret, with most of them expressing shock and grief at her sudden death.

“We spoke on 31st December. You were gone on 1st. But why is the world so evil! Why are people so heartless? And what is to become of your 6-week-old baby. Oh Bex Becky (her name on Facebook) rest with the angels. May justice be served,” a friend and student at Strathmore University, Ruth Ambogo, wrote.

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