My husband’s murder was well-planned, Muchai’s widow testifies

The late Muchai's murder suspects.Photo/courtesy

The widow of the late Kabete MP George Muchai has told the court that the manner in which her husband, his driver and two bodyguards were killed indicated a well-planned execution.

Susan Nyawira, who was married to Muchai for 24 years told the court that she and her husband were having a good time at Galileo Lounge in Westlands Nairobi even though her husband looked uptight and apprehensive.

While giving her testimony before Justice James Wakiaga, Nyawira said that that the only unusual thing she noticed was a crowd of people that came out of nowhere at the Lounge to greet Muchai.
Led in her testimony by assistant director of public prosecution, Nyawira told the court that there were ‘aggressive’ bad talks in the media about COTU following her late husband removal from the organization.
Mrs. Muchai added that when leaving the club at around 2.45 am, they drove in front and the late MP’s vehicle was following behind.

“I could see his car and asked my sister to stop when I noticed they had pulled off near the Kenyatta Avenue bus stop at GPO then I heard five heavy gunshots but I did not see who killed them,” she said.
Nyawira added that they called Muchai’s and his driver’s phones but they went unanswered forcing them to make a U-turn towards where the late Mp’s car had stopped only to be confronted by the murder scene.
The witness also noted that the ‘famous’ briefcase which belonged to the late MP has never been recovered after the incident.
The accused persons, Margaret Njeri Wachuiri, Raphael Kimani Gachii alias Butcher Kimani Anyonyi alias Musti, Stephen Asiliva Lipapo alias Chokore Erick Muyera Isabwa alias chairman, Jane Wanjiru Kamau alias Shiro and Simon Wambugu Gichamba denied committing murder on 6th and 7th February 2015.