Stolen phone traced President Uhuru relative’s murder suspect
By Faith Karanja
| October 3rd 2014
NAIROBI, KENYA: One of the gunmen who allegedly killed a relative of President Uhuru Kenyatta and sexually molested her guests two years ago was arrested through a tracking device on a mobile phone, the court was told.
Sergeant John Shegu of CID Makadara, testifying in a case where five people are accused of robbery with violence, said a Safaricom report indicated that the deceased’s stolen mobile phone was switched off at Ngara in Nairobi after the robbery.
The five are Paul Kilyungi Maluki, Mutua Nzioka, John Masila Nzioka, Alex Mwendwa and Aggrey Mukaisi Musina.
They are accused of robbing Rose Waruinge at her residence in Kilimani Estate, before shooting her dead. The armed gunmen allegedly stole Ms Waruinge’s two Nokia cell phones, a television set, radio, Sh25,000, a vehicle, a gold rotary watch and a pair of earrings, all valued at Sh90,000.
Recently, CID officer John Kuria, who was the first at the scene said no P3 form was filled for the injuries sustained after the guests declined further checks.
He told the court the name of the first accused, Maluki, was registered by Safaricom and he was the one using the deceased’s stolen mobile phone.
Shegu told Senior Principal Magistrate Peter Ndwiga Thursday that the offence was committed on February 10, 2012 and the phone was recovered the following day, when the first accused was arrested at Machakos Country Bus in Nairobi.
“I revisited the scene and witnessed Waruinge was killed while reading the Bible at her home,” Shegu added.
Waruinge, a cousin of the President, was shot above her right breast. She was a prominent city lawyer.
Her guests were violated when the gangsters took them hostage at her residence on the fateful day.
Shegu presented in court a security guard jacket and other recovered items believed to have been stolen from the house. The guard is said to have escaped with the robbers.
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