Police officers at Nairobi’s Riruta Police Station are on the spot following the mysterious death of a key witness in the murder case of car dealer Kelvin Omwenga.
An inquiry has been opened to probe the death of Wycliffe Omwenga, who was the star witness in the case in which fake gold dealer Chris Obure and his security guard Robert Bodo Ouko are charged with the murder of the car dealer.
Wycliffe was the younger brother to Kelvin, who was murdered in August 2020 over a fake gold deal that he was scheduled to seal in Dubai.
Wycliffe was the key witness in the case in which fake gold dealer Chris Obure and his security guard Robert Bodo Ouko are charged with the murder of the car dealer.
Detectives are now piecing together details to determine whether the murder of Wycliffe could be in any way related to the ongoing case against Obure and his coaccused.
An inquiry file has been opened at Riruta Police Station after the officers on the fateful day Wycliffe was murdered allegedly chased away his family who went to report the
incident, and similarly declined to record it in the Occurrence Book (OB).
Wycliffe’s body was found in his house in Riruta on Wednesday July 21 with a “few bloodstains”.
His uncle Kennedy Ongwae said although they are yet to establish Wycliffe’s cause of death, they remain suspicious over the manner in which police officers at the station behaved.
“As a family, we are in shock given the mysterious death of Wycliffe which has happened less than a year since his brother was brutally murdered. We are seeking answers from authorities,” he said.
He said he had talked to Wycliffe on phone a day before his body was discovered and sent him to an insurance firm for some transactions.
“On Wednesday, he did not pick his calls, thus forcing us to send a bodaboda rider and my sister to his house who discovered the body,” he said. His body was found in his bedroom.