UPDATE Friday September 4: DPP Haji reveals that investigation into Kevin Omwenga murder is complete; Chris Obure and Robert Ouko to be charged with his murder in Kilimani.
UPDATE Tuesday August 25: Chris Obure and Robert Bodo Ouko, two suspects in the killing of car dealer Kevin Omwenga at a Kilimani apartment have been detained for 12 days pending investigations.
Kibera Senior Principal magistrate Derrick Kuto on Tuesday made the decision, setting the mention of the case for September 4.
“The application has merit and I order the suspects be detained for 12 days for police to complete their investigations,” he said.
“The offence committed is murder and a precious life was lost.”
Two suspects were arrested on Saturday August 22 over the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in Kilimani.
Businessmen Chris Obure and Robert Obodo were arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and taken to the Kilimani Police Station.
Police sources revealed the victim, Kevin Omwenga, was killed in a suspected gold deal gone sour.
A mini Ceska firearm with 13 bullets suspected to have been used in the fatal shooting was recovered.
“The firearm, which has been kept as an exhibit, will be subjected to ballistic analysis as further investigations ensue to unravel the motive of the shooting,” the DCI tweeted.
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The killing comes barely a month after a woman was found dead outside a Kilimani flat – Santonia Apartments.
Sheila Njeri’s body was lying near a flower bed and had injuries on the back and bruises on the waist. Blood oozed from the nose and her clothes were torn.
Preliminary investigations showed that the woman and some people, the suspects included, had been drinking and having fun in a house – No B03.
The suspects, Shem Ng’eno, Christine Awour and Claire Chepkoech were all released on Sh100,000 bond or Sh50,000 cash bail each.
Investigating officer Joseph Nderitu had told the court that police had obtained samples from Ng’eno’s DNA and that they were under examination at the Government Chemist.
The suspects gave contradictory statements when questioned on Njeri’s whereabouts ahead of the case to be mentioned on August 28.