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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH AUG 2020-A woman said to have been present in the Kilimani apartment of Kevin Omwenga during his killing is among witnesses who have so far recorded statements with police as efforts to retrace the businessman’s last moments continue.
The woman was captured on CCTV footage in the company of the deceased as they made their way into his house on Galana Suites.
According to Citizen Digital , the woman, said to be a Tanzanian citizen, told detectives that she was just getting to know Omwenga better.
According to her statement about the events of that fateful night, she heard a blast shortly after the main suspect – Robert Bodo Ouko – called Omwenga to the bedroom for a discussion she was not privy to.
Her statement corresponds with that of Omwenga’s brother who told detectives that he at first thought it was a gas explosion in the kitchen, only for him to see Bodo walking out of Omwenga’s room looking rather confused.
The other person detectives will be speaking to is a man also captured on CCTV and believed to be of Arab descent, identified only as Jamal, who is said to be Omwenga’s neighbour and best friend,
Detectives will be seeking to know details of a tour to Dubai they allegedly planned to take with Omwenga this week.
A Nairobi court on Tuesday detained two suspects in the fatal shooting of the businessman for 12 more days to allow police conclude investigations .
The Kibra Law Court granted an application by detectives to hold Chris Obure and his bodyguard Robert Bodo Ouko in custody as they conclude investigations on the mysterious shooting and question more people who, depending on what statements they record, will either take the witness stand or join the duo as accused persons.
Chris Obure is being held at the Kileleshwa Police Station while Bodo was taken to the Kilimani Police Station.
Magistrate Derrick Kuto, while delivering the ruling, said the matter will be heard on September 4, 2020.
On Sunday, Robert Bodo Ouko, the main suspect in the killing, recorded a statement with detectives claiming that the shooting was accidental.
Bodo, who works as businessman Chris Obure’s personal body guard and is not a licensed gun holder, denied any altercation with the deceased saying they were good friends.
Detectives, however say that the trajectory of the bullet head that is suspected to have pierced through Omwenga’s heart and hit the wall before ricocheting to his bed rules out the possibility of an accident.