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.

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