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Obure, Ouko To Face Murder Charges, To Spend Weekend In Custody

Chris Obure and his bodyguard Robert Bodo Ouko [Photo/Courtesy]

Suspects in Kevin Omwenga’s murder; businessman Chris Obure and his bodyguard Robert Bodo Ouko will face murder charges, DPP has said.

According to the prosecution, investigations into the murder have been completed.

Appearing before Kibera Magistrate Derrick Kuto the duo sought anticipatory bail.

Obure’s lawyer PLO Lumumba argued that the anticipatory bail was necessary should his client not be charged today (Friday).

The two were presented before Justice James Wakiaga who set aside the application.

Justice Wakiaga ordered that the suspects are taken for mental assessment before Monday when they are expected to enter their pleas.

In the meantime, Obure and Ouko will spend the weekend in custody.

Earlier, the prosecution had sought to have the duo held for another seven days, a request Justice Wakiaga declined.

The deceased was fatally shot two weeks ago at his Galana Suites, Kilimani.

Witnesses told the police that Omwenga was in the bedroom with Ouko when a gun was fired.

His brother Wycliffe Omwenga found him lying on his back with a gunshot wound to his chest.

After his arrest, Ouko told the police that the shooting was an accident. His boss, Obure is said to be the owner of the ceska pistol used to murder the 28 year old businessman.

Omwenga was laid to rest on Saturday at his Soko Village home, Kitutu Chache Sub-county, Kisii County.

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Written by Eva Nyambura

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