NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 8 – Jubilee Coalition lawmakers are now demanding the arrest of masked gunmen who ambushed and shot dead Kabete MP George Muchai, two bodyguards and his driver on Uhuru Highway early Saturday morning.
The legislators led by Kiambu County Senator Kimani Wamatangi asked the government to do a thorough investigation into the killing, saying it would be easy to get the murderers as the scene of the crime is under the surveillance of CCTV cameras.
“We have resolved as Members of Parliament, that anyone who can conceptualise the killing of an elected leader is not someone who can be allowed to get away just like that. We are telling our government that we want to know who these assassins are by tomorrow; we don’t want to bury Muchai and his three aides before they are bought to book,” he said.
Police said the incident happened between 3am and 4.30am as the MP stopped at the roundabout when gunmen approached his car and started spraying it with bullets killing all the occupants.
Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a and Othaya MP Mary Wambui demanded the Inspector General of Police makes public action he took after Muchai recorded a statement claiming he had been threatened several times.
“If Honourable Muchai recorded a statement with the police stating that his life was in danger, and nothing was taken seriously clearly someone is sleeping on his job,” Ng’ang’a while complaining that similar complaints made by herself and her Kikuyu counterpart Kimani Ichung’wah have not been addressed.
Wambui added: “It seems like something was planned because when you speak for your people you have many enemies. We know Muchai was saying the truth and he went and recorded the statement and we want to know why he was killed and in fact, he was killed in front of his wife, daughter that shows it was malicious.”
The MPs were speaking at Muchai’s residence in Kamulu, when they went to condole with the family.
Other legislators who went to condole with the Muchai family include Kipipiri MP Samuel Gichingi, Kiambu Town MP Jude Njomo, and Kiambu County Woman Representative Anne Gathechu.
They all alleged that Muchai’s death was a clear assassination whose execution was planned.
This came as the late Kabete MP’s Nephew Nicky Njuguna says told reporters that he believed his uncle’s killers might have trailed him for a better part of the day.
Njuguna who is also the interim chair of the Kenya Police Union clarified that the MP’s car was behind his wife’s car.
“The people knew his movement the whole day and then from dinner they knew this is the most opportune time. They will run but they will not hide, that I swear,” said the former police officer turned private investigator. “We are good people at what we do, we will get them.”
The Kabete MP had earlier attended a dinner in honour of his sister-in-law who was leaving for South Africa.