I watched in horror as MP was shot dead, says vendor
A newspaper vendor who witnessed the killing of former Kabete MP George Muchai recounted at the High Court how a gunman pumped bullets into the lawmaker, his driver and two bodyguards as he watched in shock.
Mr Ronald Nyangaresi Siango told a judge trying seven people that the shooting at 3am was so fast that he had no time to look at the man with the gun.
Mr Siango said he had just walked to the car window on the side of Mr Muchai’s driver to hand him newspapers as was the norm, when a vehicle came “from nowhere” and blocked the road. “The door of the white car flung open, then a man came out brandishing a gun and shot at the driver and the other occupants of the vehicle, entered into the car then sped off at break-neck speed,” he said, adding that the car that blocked Muchai’s vehicle almost ran over his foot.
Mr Muchai was killed alongside his bodyguards Samuel Kalikia and Samuel Matanta, and driver Stephen Wambugu.
Meanwhile, the judge rejected a plea for bond by the suspects. He said the State had advanced compelling reasons to warrant the suspects to remain in custody until the case is heard and determined. The case will continue on December 13.