Police on Saturday morning arrested businessmen Robert Obodo and Chris Obure over the shooting death of 28-year-old Kevin Omwenga last night in Kilimani.
Robert Bodo Ouko is alleged to have shot Kevin Omwenga, who deals in motor vehicles, once in the chest after an argument in his apartment along Galana Road, Kilimani, Nairobi.
The two were alongside some other four other people in the house when the shooting happened, police said. “They were apparently arguing over money accrued from a deal they struck back in March,” a witness said.
The killer weapon- a mini-Ceska with 13 rounds of ammunition was traced back to one City businessman and alleged Gold swindler Chris Okeyo Obure.
Obure is among a select group of young tycoons and licensed firearm holders who have landed in trouble with the police. The man has in the past been wanted by the police for assault and misusing his gun in Kilimani area Nairobi.
A few years ago while eyeing the Dagoretti North parliamentary seat, he was accused of threatening Ben Alila Onyango, 30, with a gun outside a club in Kilimani, Nairobi.
At the same time, he had another case pending at the Parklands Police Station after he allegedly assaulted and threatened to shoot Alex Lwin at a club on Ojijo Road in Parklands.
in 2019, Principal magistrate Martha Nanzushi allowed the application by the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) freezing two accounts of Okundi & Company Advocates for three months. The court was told that the two accounts, one at Stanbic Bank and another at Standard Chartered, held $3 million (about Sh300 million), on behalf of Jared Kiasa Otieno and Chris Philip Okeyo Obure.
Obure came to the limelight in 2012 when he claimed he fled to South Africa in 2010 after he had informed police of blood gold deals in Nairobi. This followed the killing of a Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) official who was among those probing the gold scam issues then.
His role as a former employee of one of the people accused of masterminding the gold fraud rings has never received any publicity locally. His identity can, however, be revealed because it has been in the public domain since 2011 when the United Nations released a report on smuggling from the DRC.
Obure has in the past allegedly been involved in “gold business” together with a cartel that operates in Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They don’t sell gold, but con unsuspecting buyers by posing as possible dealers.
Obure who owns a house in Lavington lives the life of a millionaire real estate mogul with his family, he elicited online gossip in 2015 when he threw his wife, Farha, a lavish baby shower party which reportedly cost Sh10 million.