Mys­te­ri­ous wit­ness in copter, gov­er­nor car crashes ar­rested

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS - BY FRED MUKINDA

A man who made head­lines af­ter he claimed to have wit­nessed two ac­ci­dents in a span of a week was ar­rested yes­ter­day.

When he stood in front of TV cam­eras as one of the peo­ple who wit­nessed Tues­day’s ac­ci­dent in which Ny­eri Gov­er­nor Wa­home Gakuru died, he in­tro­duced him­self as Den­nis Muigai Ngengi (left).

He gave the same name at the scene of the fa­tal he­li­copter crash in Nakuru a week ear­lier.

Direc­tor of Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Ndegwa Muhoro said po­lice wanted to con­firm his iden­tity.

“He is be­ing de­tained. We want to know his char­ac­ter: Who is this man? We need to know his iden­tity. He might be Ugan­dan,” said Mr Muhoro.

Dur­ing an interview with NTV af­ter the he­li­copter crash, he claimed to be a “State pi­lot”.

A few days later, he told Cit­i­zen TV that he was in car be­hind the gov­er­nor’s ve­hi­cle be­fore it crashed.

In­spec­tor-gen­eral of Po­lice Joseph Boin­net on Wed­nes­day promised to in­ves­ti­gate and un­veil the “wit­ness-in-chief”. This was af­ter claims emerged the man was a po­lice of­fi­cer.

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