, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 – Police have ruled out any connection between the Corner House shooting of bride and her brother-in-law to investigations on alleged police impostor Joshua Waiganjo.
A senior officer who is privy to the ongoing probe over the killing two weeks ago has told Capital FM News that investigators have not found a link with the Waiganjo saga as had been reported in parts of the media.
It had been alleged that the officer identified as Ayub Nyaoke was one of those who appeared before the probe team in Waiganjo’s case.
“I can confirm to you that the police officer never testified against Waiganjo. You should treat this as mere gossip,” he affirmed.
He said they had already made progress and in a few weeks’ time, they will arrest the assailants.
Footage captured on CCTV cameras during the August 12 shooting in Nairobi shows that the assailants first shot the man and left before returning to shoot his screaming, frightened sister in-law.
The slain man was a police officer with the anti stock theft unit and had taken time off to attend his brother’s wedding which was scheduled for August17.
“The footage shows how they came along the street where one person was left in the car as the rest headed to the shop (at Corner House). They first shot the man and as they were leaving, the woman screamed which provoked them to shoot her,” a senior police officer involved in the investigations had told Capital FM News.
“There is high possibility that the initial target was not the woman.”
During the incident that occurred at 4pm, the man identified as Ayub Nyaoke sustained head injuries from the shot to his head but succumbed to injuries at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
The officer however said they were yet to unravel the motive of the killing.
“One could wonder then what intentions did they have, but once arrested, they shall explain,” he said.
Central divisional police Chief Patrick Oduma speaking after the incident described it as an assassination.
The husband who was left unhurt in the incident works as a security guard.
The bride, Beatrice Nyaoke who was a mother of four was set to renew her marriage vows.
Reached by Capital FM News, the family said it’s still waiting for justice noting that they were told to stop speculation and allow the law to take its course.
“We are still waiting but so far, we have not received any information,” Peter Owino, the brother to the bride who was killed said.