Businessman shot dead following heated dispute

By Susan Njire

News broke out on Saturday morning that a youthful Kenyan businessman identified as Kevin Omwenga was found dead in his kilimani apartment in what seems to have been a ditry deal gone terribly wrong. According to initial report,Mr. Omwenga a car seller who runs a yard named Lystra motors in Lavington was shot dead in his bedroom by a guy known as Robert Ouko.

The slain man and the key suspect alongside four other people,were in the house when the incident happened on Friday night. Apart from selling cars,he was also linked to the Gold business. The suspected shooter is said to have been working as a driver and bodyguard to Omwenga’s business associate. According to police,they had an argument in the bedroom before the sound of a gunshot was heard.

According to a witness the two had been arguing over some Ksh. 40 million from a gold deal struck back in March this year. He was shot on the chest and was taken to a city hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect later joined Omwenga’s relatives at the hospital and at kilimani police station where the shooting was reported. At the police station, the suspect was arrested. He later led police to an office block along Galana Road where the suspected killer weapon was found in a briefcase. Nairobi police boss Rashid Yakub said they had not established the motive of the shooting.

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