The Director of Public Prosecution has said that the CCTV footage provided by key suspect Chris Obure in the murder of Kevin Omwenga was tampered with.
Bashir Boya who is the lead investigative officer said that the footage was extracted on August 30, nine days after the murder of the Nairobi-based car dealer.
“From our investigations, the CCTV footage submitted to the Investigators had been tampered with and the same is still undergoing forensic analysis to establish its authenticity,” he stated.
Boya further told the court that from their investigation it was clear that there was no breakage in the office or the safe.
It was alleged that Obure’s bodyguard, Robert Ouko broke into the office and stole the gun.
“That the investigations revealed that there being no breakage of the office or the safe suggested that the second suspect gained entry with ease like a person with access and familiar with the premises,” read the affidavit.
The prosecution team led by Wangui Gichuhi and Alexander Muteti said they had enough evidence to support murder charges against Obure.
The prosecution team asked the court to dismiss Obure’s application to be a state witness and take a plea for murder.
Obure had claimed that he is not close with the deceased, however, reports showed that his company paid full rent for Omwenga.
“There is strong evidence that the apartment that the deceased resided in and the vehicles he claimed to own were fully paid for by GlobalJet International a company that Obure has leadership authority in,” Muteti said.
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