Kevin Omwenga: Detectives are looking at those who were with the deceased in his last moments


The slain businessman had bought brand-new KSh14 million Porsche

Police believe Kevin Omwenga may have been into fake gold scamming deals. Kevin who was shot dead at his house in Kilimani under unclear circumstances is believed to have died due to gone bad deal.

Two of his friends, Robert Bodo and Chris Obure have already been arrested over Omwenga’s shooting. Detectives are piecing evidence together to unravel the circumstances under which controversial businessman Kevin Omwenga was shot dead at his house in Kilimani estate.

Omwenga, 28, was shot dead at his apartment on the seventh floor of Galana Suites on Galana Road on Friday, August 21, and was pronounced dead at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital where he was rushed after the shooting.

His two friends Chris Obure and Robert Bodo key suspects in the murder are being investigated. In a report by the Daily Nation, the police are looking into the possibility of the businessman having been shot in a fake gold deal gone sour.

Preliminary investigations indicate Omwenga was shot by a man described as a “bodyguard” to one of his associates (Obure) after an alleged dispute over the sharing proceeds of a successfully executed fake gold con game. Detectives are looking at those who were with the deceased in his last moments, his dealings and associations in recent months in what sources say was a “sudden” change of lifestyle.

“Detectives based at Kilimani have this morning(21st August) arrested Robert Bodo and recovered a Mini Ceska firearm with 13 rounds of ammunition suspected to have been used in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man at Galana Suites in Kilimani,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) after the arrest.

Life on the fast lane Between 2016 and 2019, Omwenga worked as a car seller in Lavington where he used to earn a commission for every sale. He later quit the job and shortly after moved into the Galana Suites where he rented a KSh150,000 furnished apartment.

Not only did he change his house but also was reported to have changed his lifestyle and even friends. In early 2020, Omwenga bought a KSh14 million brand-new Porsche Panamera whose photos were shared extensively on social media with his friends congratulating him for the bold step. There is also a video of a lady congratulating Omwenga on buying the car.

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