Kevin Omwenga murder: CCTV footage shows suspect returning gun after shooting
Published on: September 05, 2020 01:32 (EAT)
Citizen TV has obtained exclusive CCTV footage that appears to capture some of the crucial moments before the death of businessman Kevin Omwenga. The footage captures some of the events at the Meriton group office of businessman Chris Obure on August 21, the day Omwenga lost his life. Obure’s bodyguard Robert Bodo is seen at 6:26am making his way into the office and being the head of security and the boss’ personal bodyguard, he clearly can access all areas. He heads straight for the drawer where he gets the keys to the safe and while on his way his own shadow on the TV appears to scare him. All this while he is in communication with someone on a walkie-talkie. He heads for the safe and takes a ceska pistol which investigators believe belonged to Obure, indicative of someone who knows his way around guns he cocks it and holsters it before returning the key and finally leaving the office, three minutes later at 6:29am. Fast forward to that evening when Omwenga lost his life, Bodo’s collected demeanor is visible as he helps the party down to the car but fails to board and join the rest to Nairobi Women’s Hospital. The CCTV camera outside Galana suits captures him making his way towards Santeu plaza, which houses Obure’s office just next to Omwenga’s apartment at 11:37pm. At 11:45 he walks into Obure’s office and the drill is the same only that this time round he was returning the firearm. Not a licensed gun holder, Bodo, who has told investigators he learnt how to operate a gun online, is seen refilling the magazine after discharging one round on Omwenga. He leaves at 11:43pm it is then that he is said to have boarded a motorbike to Kilimani Police Station where he was arrested. Investigators will have to prove that this scene rules out Bodo’s earlier statement that he accidentally shot Omwenga in the process of taking back the gun. On his part Obure, who through his lawyer PLO Lumumba denied knowledge of Bodo taking his gun, says he was in a day long meeting with the rest of his staffers at a Nairobi hotel. On Monday the duo are expected to be jointly charged with the murder of Omwenga. Ballistic results from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) show that the ceska pistol registered to Chris Obure was used in the scene of crime, with fingerprints positively traced to Bodo.