A man arrested in connection with the killing of alleged fraudster Samuel Mugoh Mugota was the driver of the getaway car used by the gunman, a police investigator told the court on Tuesday .
The court heard that the man, Dennis Karani Gachoki, drove the killer to and from the crime scene in Mirema Drive, Kasarani, Nairobi using a private car that drove away quickly after the shooting. p>
“We are asking the court to take note of the video clip circulating online of the shooter walking towards a waiting car. The accused (gachoki) is the person who was behind the car,” said Corporal Kapario Lekakeny.
The clip shows the car behind the victim. It shows a lone gunman firing six bullets at point-blank range at Mugotah, who was driving a Honda CRV vehicle, before running to a waiting sedan on an adjacent street.
The investigator made the disclosure while asking the court to allow police to hold Mr Gachoki for 14 days to allow investigators to complete their investigation into last week’s murder.
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The application was granted because Mr. Gachoki did not object to the issuance of the custodial orders.
When he dated Asked for an answer by the court, he said, “I am ready for the investigation.”
The Criminal Investigation Division (DCI) officer said Mr. Gachoki is a suspect with orchestrated the murder of Mugotah by others People.
Er adding that both Mr. Gachoki and Mugotah are said to be well acquainted with each other and that they operate an elaborate intriguing syndicate within the Republic.
“Mugotah’s murder is suspected being attributed to a failed deal. It is believed that Mr Gachoki and others did not premeditate in court the execution of Mugotah, who was their accomplice in the amazing and fraudulent plot,” Mr Lekakeny told the court.
The officer said investigators are still analyzing Mr. Gachoki’s numerous phone numbers to determine if he is linked to the murder.
Mr. Gachoki turned himself in to DCI headquarters Monday after authorities issued a statement saying he was a wanted man for the shooting.
“Although he turned himself in to police, he failed to show his cell phone, which is believed to contain vital information that would aid investigators, so investigators need the time to travel to Nakuru and Mombasa to gather more evidence,” said Mr. Lekakeny.
Police say Mr Gachoki is also said to have stolen a firearm from a p police officer in Kasarani after drugging him and said gun has yet to be found.
No permanent address
The officer further stated that the suspect is not a permanent resident and is believed to live in various locations including Kiambu, Nakuru and Mombasa.
Mr Lekakeny said he intends to identify the suspect’s residence in order to locate the stolen firearm and “other dangerous weapons suspected of being in one of the homes.”
“Mr. Gachoki proved to be a fugitive because he did not immediately report to the police, even after learning that he was arrested by the police on May 20, 2022 via the DCI -Facebook wall searched,” the officer added.
To explain why He Before Gachoki was taken into custody, the officer explained that investigators have yet to take testimony from members of Mugotah’s family as they are still traumatized by the incident.
The case is mentioned ed June 8, 2022 to confirm whether the police have completed the investigation.