It was an accident, in Kilimani shooting says

The main suspect in the killing of a man at Galana Suites in Kilimani now claims the incident was accidental.

Mr Robert Bodo Ouko, suspected to have shot Kelvin Omwenga, told detectives that the bullet that killed the businessman was fired as the two fought over the gun. Mr Ouko has been detained at Kilimani Police Station since his arrest on Friday night when the incident happened.

His statement, however, does not explain what the argument was about, and who between him and Omwenga pulled the trigger that released the bullet that ripped through the latter’s chest and hit a wall on the bedroom.

“He insists that he and the deceased have been good friends for a long time,” a detective privy to the ongoing investigations told the Nation.

At the time of the shooting, the detective says, the weapon had 14 rounds of ammunition.

Detectives collected a bullet head and an empty cartridge from the scene. They were not able to record statements from Mr Ouko and the other suspect, Mr Chris Obure, on Saturday as they were intoxicated. By yesterday afternoon, Mr Obure, who is being detained at Kileleshwa Police Station, had still not recorded his statement.

His lawyer Patrick Lumumba was seen at Kilimani Police Station shortly before he left for Kileleshwa. Mr Obure has, however, told police that the gun was retrieved from a safe in his office on the first floor of Santeu Plaza next to Omwenga’s residence without his knowledge