Suspect in Mirema shooting, ‘Denis Karani’ turns himself in to DCI » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – The prime suspect in the murder of Samuel Mugoh Muvota at Mirema in Nairobi has surrendered to police.

According to police spokesman Bruno Shioso, Denis Karani Gachoki gave himself up to the Criminal Investigation Department (DCI) on Monday morning.

Shioso told Capital FM News that Karani is “currently assisting the police with their investigations.”

The DCI had said on Friday that the hitman behind the shooting in broad daylight used a police firearm.

The investigative agency, while dismissing any possible involvement of security agencies in the dramatic incident, however, said the said firearm was stolen in November 2020.

DCI made the statement on Friday amid spiraling questions about the authenticity of the account given by police that characterized the 40-year-old man killed after an assailant sprayed six bullets into his vehicle as a notorious criminal.

The agency said Gachoki’s phone signal was last traced to Burnt Forest in Eldoret, adding that efforts to track the suspect had been futile, alleging he was working in cahoots with other rogue officers to escape arrest.

DCI reported that on one occasion Gachoki’s accomplice received a text message minutes before his arrest, “throwing a spanner in the works of a meticulous operation that had taken months to set up.”

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The investigative agency further claimed that its detectives have since established that Gachoki fell out with his slain boss over the sharing of proceeds of their illegal activities.

“This beef, among others, is believed to have caused bitter fallout leading to Monday’s broad daylight murder of Samuel Mugoh Muvota, which left behind seven grieving widows and numerous children,” the DCI said.