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Two suspects arrested in connection with Kevin Omwenga’s shooting

Two suspects were arrested Saturday over the 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 say 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 said on twitter.

ceska fire armA police report seen by Citizen Digital indicates that the deceased was a motor vehicle dealer.

According to the brother Wycliff Omwenga, he was in the kitchen preparing supper when he heard a gunshot coming from the bedroom.

“On rushing there, he found Robert Bodo in a hurry to leave. On entering the bedroom, he found Kevin lying on his back with blood oozing from his chest,” the police report reads.

He rushed him to Nairobi Women’s Hospital Adams branch where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Bodo apparently joined them at the hospital later that evening after which they all proceeded to Kilimani Police Station.

The suspect was arrested and led the police to Senteu Plaza which is adjacent to Galana Suites: this is where the gun and ammunition were discovered.

“It was found in a safe in an office which was alleged to belong to one Chris Obure who is also suspected to be the owner of the firearm,” the police report adds.

The body of the deceased has been taken to Montezuma mortuary pending postmortem.

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