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Police 'recover car used in George Muchai killing'

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The woman told police she was carjacked and abandoned at Kamandura on the Narok-Nairobi highway hours after Muchai and his aides were killed. She, together with a female passenger, were questioned on Monday and yesterday.
A police officer stands near the blood stained vehicle of slain Kabete MP George Muchai. One of the slain MP’s bodyguards, Mr Samuel Lekakeny, 35, was supposed to be with his family yesterday, but that was never to be. AFP PHOTO | STRINGER
 
Apart from the women, more than 10 people including witnesses of the attack have been questioned. They include two street children who witnessed it, Muchai’s family and attendants at the bar where he was before his death.
The women said they spent almost six hours in the car’s boot and they at one point heard gunshots at unspecified place within the city. Police have concluded the gunshots were at the murder scene.
And senior police officers at Kikuyu police station are now under investigation after they released the car to the owner on Sunday without conducting a thorough forensic analysis. This, police said, led to loss of evidence through fingerprints being erased which could have helped identify the killers.
The officers reportedly took brief statements from the women and released the car to them without dusting it, after the victims told them they were not interested in pursuing the case because they had recovered the vehicle. The car was later picked up by police from its owner on Monday evening after witnesses at the shooting incident said the vehicle used by the attackers resembled a Probox and was white.
According to the women, four hooded gunmen who had an AK47 rifle and three pistols attacked them in Gachie, Kiambu, as they drove home on Friday at about 10pm. The gang took over the car before bundling them into the boot.
Bought drinks
They told police they, at one point, drove up to a club at Parklands where one of the gunmen walked and came back with drinks. From there, they drove towards Kikuyu and later headed back to Westlands. On Waiyaki Way, the gang tried to block a BMW but failed after the driver made a wrong turn and escaped, said one of the women.

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