Mirema Drive Shooting: I’m innocent!

A man accused of killing Samuel Mugoh Muvota in Mirema, Nairobi surrendered to police Monday in a dramatic turn of events.

Dennis Karani Gachoki claimed he is innocent and only met Muvota twice, once in Meru and in Nairobi.

He surrendered to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters accompanied by a lawyer.

“I am innocent and I will prove this. I didn’t kill the man they say I killed,” Gachoki said.

He said he felt that his life was in danger hence to move to surrender.

He also confirmed that he has an ongoing court case in Meru where he was accused of receiving money acquired through fraudulent means.

Gachoki who said he has been in Nakuru added that he learnt he was wanted by police on Friday through a friend.

“Someone who recognized my photo alerted me that I was wanted. I have not known peace since then,” he said.

Detectives took Gachoki who hails from Kirinyaga County, for further grilling.

On Friday last week, detectives said Gachoki was armed and dangerous and was suspected to be in possession of a firearm that was snatched from a stupefied police officer, after a round of drinks at a popular joint in Mombasa, in November, 2020.

They said efforts by detectives to arrest him had been futile since he was well loaded and influenced rogue cops who tipped him off once an operation for his arrest has been launched, Directorate of Criminal Investigations said.

Police said Gachoki had recently had a fallout with his boss Muvota over sharing of proceeds from their “pishori trade” and beautiful women who would first pay with their flesh before being enlisted to the mafia-style organisation.

This among other beefs are suspected to have led to a bitter fallout leading to Monday’s daylight murder of Muvota, who left behind seven grieving widows and countless children.

Muvota 40, was fatally shot by a lone gunman on Mirema Drive in Kasarani, Nairobi County on May 16 shortly after dropping off a friend.

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The late Samuel Mugo Mugota, 49, had dropped a lady at her residence along Mirema Drive, minutes before he was shot six times in the chest.

That lady identified as Mary Meddih took to social media to mourn her baby daddy, writing,

“The noble man who made me a mother has been killed in cold bloodBaba Koome YOU were the Best Dad Ever… I don’t know how our son will grow without you but I will keep your legacy through him.”

She then cursed the unknown gunman who had murdered her late baby daddy in cold blood.“May your killer never know peace. Ti uhoroo..huroka thayu Mugoh….My son. My son… (It is okay, go well),” an angry Mary said.

The police have that they found 7 different national identity cards in his car and it took a long time to know which of the cards was genuine.

Mugo was shot six times in front of a young girl that the locals said is the deceased man’s daughter. In CCTV footage since released by the police, one can see that the shooter had worn a suit and had put on a cap to conceal his identity.

The man shot Mugo four times in the chest area before shooting him another two times through the windscreen. The shooter then promptly ran back towards a white Toyota Premio car that had blocked the late Mugo’s car.

The assassin and the driver of the car then drove away leaving behind terrified Mirema residents.

“We don’t know the motive of the assailant but the matter is under probe,” Kasarani police boss Peter Mwanzo confirmed said.

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