David Mwai, the man who was captured on CCTV footage shooting at former Garissa minister Idriss Mukhtar in Kileleshwa hang himself using his jacket lining, Police spokesperson Charles Owino has said.
According to Charles Owino, the deceased committed suicide outside one of the toilets at Parklands Police station. He apparently stepped on a jerrycan and then tied the noose around a pipe.
He further says that the police found him still alive but took pictures of the scene of incident. Kinoti also maintained that the police are not holding Mwai’s wife, Rebecca, who was arrested together with her husband on Wednesday and has since gone missing.
Speaking to reporters, the police spokesperson also said that the family is invited to Mwai’s postmortem, rubbishing earlier claims that the family had been blocked from seeing the body.
Mwai was reported dead on Thursday with many reading foul play into his sudden death especially after he had turned into a state witness.
Kenya @PoliceKE spokesman Charles Owino explains how David Mwai the hitman who was hired to kill Idriss allegedly hanged himself using his jacket lining outside the toilet at Parklands Police Station. @TeamCourageKE @IPOA_KE @IMLU_org @AmnestyKenya #TeamCourage pic.twitter.com/MLxuwoRcca
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) September 1, 2018
He was reportedly paid by Garissa governor Ali Korane to kill Idriss who is currently fighting for his life at the Nairobi Hospital.
Things went south between them and Idriss threatened to produce evidence showing that the governor’s credentials were fake, hence the need to take him out.
Korane was arrested and later released but Kinoti now says that he is a person of interest.
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