Kelvin Omwenga’s murder: Chris Obure, Robert Bodo freed on bail


Kelvin Omwenga's murder: Chris Obure, Robert Bodo freed on bail
Businessman Chris Obure and Robert Ouko arrainged at the Kibera Law Courts over the shooting of Kelvin Omwenga in Kilimani, Nairobi. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Nairobi businessman Chris Obure has been granted a cash bail of Ksh. 2M and two sureties of similar amount by a Nairobi court.

His bodyguard who was also charged with the murder of one Kelvin Omwenga has also been freed on a Ksh.500,000 cash bail and two sureties of a similar amount.

Justice Jessy Lesiit further forbade the two from holding any firearm until their case is heard and determined.

They were also ordered not to interfere with any of the witnesses including relatives of the deceased who are set to testify in the trial.

The court also asked the two to surrender their travelling documents to the court and at the same time, file an affidavit showing where they will be living during the duration of the trial.

The two suspects are believed to be behind the cold-blooded killing of Omwenga in Kilimani, Nairobi.

Ballistic results from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) showed that the ceska pistol registered to Chris Obure was used at the scene of crime, with fingerprints positively traced to Bodo.

Citizen TV obtained exclusive CCTV footage that appeared to capture some crucial moments before the death of businessman.

The footage captures some events at the Meriton group office of businessman Chris Obure on August 21, the day Omwenga lost his life.

Obure’s bodyguard 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.

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