Investigations into the mysterious murder of car dealer Kevin Omwenga could be thrown into jeopardy after a key witness was found dead.
Omwenga was shot dead in August 2019 at his house in Galana Suites, Kilimani in what detectives say resulted from a business deal gone sour.
Police arrested gold dealer Chris Obure and his guard Robert Ouko Bodo who were charged with murder.
The two denied the charge and were granted bail of Ksh2 million and Ksh500,000 respectively by Justice Jessie Lessit.
However on Wednesday this week, Wycliffe Omwenga, the younger brother to Kevin Omwenga who was the key witness in his brother’s death was found dead inside his house in Nairobi’s Riruta estate.
An uncle to Wycliffe tried reaching his kin via phone and when he failed to get a response, he sent a relative together with a boda boda to check on him.
According to sources, Wycliffe’s lifeless body was found inside his bedroom with the house allegedly locked from inside.
Relatives of the deceased further stated that they were sent away from Riruta police station when they went to report their kin’s death, an accusation that has raised pertinent questions about Wycliffe’s death.
Officers from the DCI headquarters who have joined the probe are expected to grill one of the suspects in the murder of Kevin Omwenga over the Wednesday killing of Omwenga’ brother in Riruta.
The detectives say that Wycliffe might have met his death at the hands of powerful parties who have various interests to protect.
The detectives visited the scene where the body was found and interrogated neighbours. They also interrogated police officers at the station over their conduct.
Wycliffe’s relatives further said that they were forced to use private means to ferry the body to the mortuary after officers at the Riruta Police Station said they did not have a vehicle.
They claimed they had to beg the officers to give them a note showing that Wycliffe lived alone before they were allowed to break into his house and remove the body.