‘Businessman’, 28, shot dead in ‘a deal gone bad’ circumstance in Kilimani

Kevin Omwenga, who was killed in his Kilimani bedroom/ COURTESY

A man suspected to have been involved in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old ‘businessman’ at Galana Suites in Kilimani has been arrested.

Robert Bodo was arrested by DCI detectives, who recovered a mini Ceska firearm with 13 rounds of ammunition, which is suspected to have been used in the shooting.

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, DCI said

Kevin Omwenga is said to have been shot over a business deal went wrong. The killing was reported to the police by his brother Wycliffe Omwenga.

Wycliffe reported that he was in the company of Kevin, Bodo and two other men and a woman.

He said, while in the kitchen preparing supper, he heard a gunshot sound coming from Kevin’s bedroom where he was with Bodo.

On rushing there, he found Bodo in a hurry to leave.

On entering the bedroom, he found Kevin lying on his back with blood oozing from his chest. He rushed him to Nairobi Women’s Hospital Adams branch, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Wycliffe said Bodo joined them later at the hospital and they all proceeded to Kilimani Police Station.

Officers from Kilimani Police Station and DCI Kilimani arrested Bodo, who led them to Senteu Plaza which is adjacent to Galana Suites where a Mini Ceska firearm s/no B156623 with 13 rounds of ammunition all in the magazine were recovered.

It was found kept in a safe in an office which was alleged to belong to one Chris Obure, suspected to be the owner of the firearm.

Later the scene of the incident was visited and processed by Crime Scene Support Services personnel.

A bullet head and empty cartridge of 9mm were recovered.

The body of was taken to Montezuma mortuary.

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