Kevin Omwenga: Friend tells court how he met his death

Businessman Chris Obure and Robert Bodo in court at a past date. Photo/Suek

A friend of the late Kevin Omwenga has narrated to court his last moments with him before he was shot and killed during a party in his house in Kilimani, Nairobi.

John Mbugua Mungai gave his testimony before Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi.

The court heard that on 20th August 2020, Omwenga had hosted a party at his apartment and invited some of his friends.

According to Mungai, all was well as they ate and drank until at around 11 pm when the host died.

“At around 11 pm Omwenga’s bodyguard Robert Bodo wanted to leave for the day,” the witness testified.

The court heard that before Bodo left, he accompanied Omwenga to his bedroom.

Mungai said a while after the two left, he heard a loud bang which prompted his (Omwenga’s) brother to dash to the bedroom.

“The deceased’s brother Wycliffe Omwega dashed to the bedroom and found Bodo holding a gun and Kevin lying on the floor with blood oozing from his chest,” Mungai testified.

Bodo and businessman Chris Obure are facing charges of misuse of a firearm.

It is alleged that the gun used to commit the offence belonged to Obure.

Obure is also accused of failing to secure his gun which was accessed and used by Bodo.


Omwenga on the floor

Mungai testified that Omwenga’s brother came back to the sitting room and told them that Bodo had shot his brother.

“I and five other guests rushed towards the bedroom and we met Bodo coming out of the room shouting Omwenga had shot himself,” he added.

The witness said they proceeded and entered the room. They found Omwenga lying on the floor having a gunshot on the chest.

Mungai told the court that they rushed the deceased to Nairobi Women’s Hospital.

On arrival, he was pronounced dead.

It was his statement Bondo did not accompany them to the hospital. He, however joined them later at Kilimani police station where they went to report.

Bodo and Obure are also facing charges of killing Omwenga at the High Court.

Bodo allegedly shot the then 28 year old Omwenga after a successful gold scam deal went sideways when it came to splitting the money.

Omwenga’s brother who was the primary witness in the case has since died.

Wycliff Omwenga was found dead in his house in July 2021.

He died before testifying in his brother’s murder case.

The hearing will continue on 13th June.