UPDATE 21/09/20: Businessman Chris Obure and his bodyguard Robert Bodo have been released on Ksh2 million and Ksh500,000 cash bail respectively in Kevin Omwenga’s murder case.
UPDATE 11/09/20: Businessman Chris Obure and his bodyguard Robert Bodo have been released on Ksh50,000 cash bail each after being charged with failing to secure gun and being in possession of a firearm without a license respectively.
Chris Obure was charged with the offense of failing to secure his firearm.
His bodyguard Robert Bodo was also separately charged with a count of being in possession of a firearm without a license.
They appeared before Magistrate Sinkiyian Tobiko on Friday, September 11 and denied the charges. The case will be mentioned on September 30.
UPDATE 10/09/20: Businessman Chris Obure, who is a suspect in the murder of Kevin Omwenga, will be facing more charges pressed against him by the prosecution.
In addition to the murder charges, Obure is being charged with two more criminal accounts; one, failing to secure a firearm contrary to the firearms act and two, failing to secure the ammunition.
His bodyguard, Robert Bodo, who is also a suspect in the muder, is charged with two accounts; possession of a firearm without a certificate and being in possession of ammunition.
UPDATE 07/09/20: Plea taking in Kevin Omwenga’s murder trial hass deferred to Wednesday September 9, with co-suspect Chris Obure seeking to become State witness.
New CCTV footage emerged on Friday night September 4 with evidence further implicating Robert Ouko in the murder case of businessman Kevin Omwenga in Kilimani Nairobi.
The CCTV was recorded at Chris Obure’s office located along Galana Road, Nairobi. Obure was roped into the murder after Ouko used his pistol to reportedly kill Omwenga.
From the clip exclusively shared by Citizen TV, Obodo is seen collecting the gun from Obure’s office at around 6:26 am on Saturday August 22, the same day Omwenga lost his life.
He is seen heading to Obure’s desk drawer where he picks up some keys and proceeds to open a safe mounted at one corner of the office from where he takes out a gun, cocks it and holsters it.
He then returns the safe’s key and makes his way out of the office.
During the entire period, Obodo is seen in constant communication with someone on the walkie-talkie.
Much later into the evening, at around 11:37 p.m, moments after the tragic incident, Obodo is again captured making his way into the office and returning the gun back into Obure’s office safe. He also filled the magazine after reportedly emptying one round into Omwenga.
He left the office at 11:43 pm and allegedly headed to Kilimani Police Station where he was detained as a suspect.
In his recorded statement, Ouko stated that he was not a licensed gun holder but learnt how to use firearms online.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigation may use the footage to contradict Ouko who claimed that he accidentally shot Omwenga as it depicted that he had the motive to murder.
Ouko had defended himself by claiming that Omwenga wanted to show off the gun to his female friend. Obure on his end argued that he was not aware of Ouko’s plans.
On Friday September 3, the High Court ordered that mental assessment tests be conducted on controversial city businessman Chris Obure and his bodyguard Robert Ouko before they can stand trial for the murder of their counterpart Kevin Omwenga who died under contentious circumstances more than a fortnight ago.
Justice James Wakiaga, while rejecting an application by the prosecution to hold them for a further seven days, ordered that the two be remanded at Kileleshwa Police Station as they await to face charges on September 7.
A Tanzanian woman who was captured on CCTV footage showing Omwenga’s last minutes before and after the murder alleged that Ouko requested to speak with the businessman privately in the bedroom and that is when the shooting occurred.
Watch the CCTV footage below: