The killing of George Muchai and his aides may have been the work of carjackers and not hitmen as earlier thought. According to two women, who were reportedly carjacked and bundled in the boot of their Toyota Spacio for 6 hours before police rescued them, the gangsters were driving in a Toyota Corolla 110.
The criminals pounced on them as they were driving to their rented house at around 11 pm and drove with them to the city centre where they shot dead the legislator in cold blood. The two women, an insurance financial advisor with a Nairobi company and her cousin, heard gunshots that police say may have been fired to the MP and his aides.
Earlier the carjackers had robbed a clinical officer at Ndeiya in Limuru and locked him in his Toyota Corolla boot where he was rescued by members of the public who heard him banging on the boot.
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The two women have already recorded statements and police have said that the details they have provided will help them nail the killers.
A police officer investigating the murder told the Star:
“The two women reported that they had just arrived at the gate of their apartment building in Wangige after an evening out when they were accosted by the three men with three pistols and an AK 47″
“They said they were forced into the back seat as the three men commandeered their car.”
The robbers escorted one of the ladies to an ATM where she withdrew sh5,000. They also stole 1,000 and two mobile phones before making them to lie on the car’s boot. They attempted to attack a motorist along Ojijo Road but he managed to speed off.
One of the criminal was overhead saying: “Wachana na huyo amepotea na gari kubwa (leave that one alone, he’s taken off in his big car”). They drove to Gallileo Lounge in Westland were they spotted Muchai’s Toyota Fortuner leaving the entertainment spot and trailed it.
The women reportedly heard a burst of gunfire and within seconds the driver who doubled as the killer returned to the car and asked in Kikuyu: “Nikii mutarauma? (Why aren’t you getting out?)”.
According to the women the car central locking system was faulty and the doors could not also open manually from inside.