The prime suspect in the murder of controversial businessman ‘Mchele Boss’ in Nairobi’s Mirema Drive has surrendered to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), a week after sleuths launched his manhunt.
Dennis Karani Gachoki who spoke exclusively to Citizen TV on Monday at the DCI Headquarters denied killing Samuel Mugota, saying he had only met him twice, in Nairobi and Meru.
He also confirmed that he has a fraud-related case in court in which he is accused of receiving money believed to have been acquired through fraud.
Detectives on Friday said Gachoki used a firearm that was stolen from an intoxicated officer at a popular joint in Mombasa in November 2020 to ruthlessly execute Muvota along Mirema Drive in Nairobi’s Roysambu neighbourhood on Monday, May 16, afternoon.
Hours after the murder, forensic cyber detectives were able to use Gachoki’s phone to triangulate his position to Burnt Forest in Uasin Gishu but the trail went cold with sleuths of the opinion that the suspect successfully fled to a neighbouring country.
Gachoki has apparently been on the DCI’s radar for quite some time owing to his alleged involvement in the ‘Pishori’ syndicate but efforts to reel him in have proven unsuccessful.
“Efforts by detectives to arrest him have been futile since the thug who is well loaded, influences rogue cops who tip him off once an operation for his arrest has been launched,” said the DCI in a statement.
“In one occasion, Gachoki’s accomplices’ texted him just minutes before his arrest, throwing a spanner in the works of a meticulous operation that had taken months to put together.”
DCI investigations have revealed that Gachoki and Muvota fell out prior to the former’s death over the sharing of proceeds from the ‘Pishori’ trade and some of the women recruited to drug unsuspecting targets in the syndicate.
“This among other beefs are suspected to have led to a bitter fallout leading to Monday’s daylight murder of Samuel Mugoh Muvota, who has left behind seven grieving widows and countless children,” said the DCI.