Court detains businessman Chris Obure, Robert Ouko for 12 days

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A Nairobi court on Tuesday directed that Chris Obure and his aide Robert Ouko be detained for 12 days pending police probe over the shooting and subsequent killing of Kevin Omwenga.

Magistrate Derrick Kuto, while delivering the ruling, said the matter will be heard on September 4, 2020.

Chris Obure and Robert Ouko were on Monday arraigned at the Kibera Law Courts over the shooting of Kevin Omwenga at Galana Suites in Kilimani, Nairobi.

In a miscellaneous application filed before the court, the prosecution sought for 14 days to detain the two suspects pending completion of investigations.

Investigating Officer Bashir Boya told the court he is yet to record statements from the key witnesses as well as take finger prints, photo profile and take the two suspects for DNA sampling for analysis by the government chemist besides also subjecting them to mental assessment.

The affidavit also revealed that the firearm used in committing the said killing belongs to Chris Obure, who is not a licensed gun holder.