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Third suspect appears in court over Kevin Omwenga’s murder

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Vatha BAhati

A third suspect in the murder of Kelvin Omwenga- a Nairobi businessman- was arraigned in court on Thursday.

Detectives probing the murder asked the Nairobi court to detain Vatha Bahati- a Congolese national- as sleuths seek to establish his connection to the murder.

The suspect was however released on a Ksh.100,000 cash bail after defence lawyers opposed the application by the prosecution, saying two other suspects had already been charged with the murder.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday in Kilimani with reports saying detectives will be seeking to find out what he is currently doing in the country.

On Thursday, the prosecution pressed more charges against businessman Chris Obure.

In a charge sheet presented before the court, Obure is to be charged with two criminal counts among them failing to secure a firearm contrary to the firearms act.

It is alleged that on August 21 this year at Senteu Plaza, while being a licensed firearm holder, he unlawfully allowed his firearm to be used by Robert Bodo to advance the cause of murder.

He also faces another count of failing to secure the ammunition.

Meanwhile, his bodyguard Robert Bodo has been charged with two counts; possession of a firearm without a certificate and being in possession of ammunition.

Chris and RobertObure, however, did not appear in court to answer to the charges on Thursday. The court was told that he had been taken for a COVID-19 test.
His lawyers urged the court to postpone the plea taking to Friday.

On Thursday, Justice Mumbi Ngugi directed that Obure be taken for the test after the defense informed the court that he had exhibited COVID-19-like symptoms.

Magistrate Sinkiyian Tobiko agreed with the application and deffered the plea to Friday when Obure will be availed in court.

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