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Taxi man involved in lawyer Kimani’s death arrested, gives account of grisly murder

By ANGIRA ZADOCK September 15th, 2016 2 min read

The man who drove the taxi which slain lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and the driver had used on June 23, from Mavoko to Limuru has been arrested.

The suspect, according to the investigations, took part in the entire planning and actual murder of the lawyer, his client Josephat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

He has however told the police that he was made to believe that the deceased persons were very dangerous criminals.

The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed for security reasons, told the police that he only learnt from the media that the three were not criminals as he had been made to believe. He will be charged in court on Thursday morning.

The suspect was captured on camera driving the Toyota Fielder taxi, registration number KBX 126C, from Mavoko to Limuru.

Police security camera footage show the suspect driving the car along Mombasa Road from Mlolongo to the city. The last image of the car was captured near City Cabanas restaurant, at around 1:45pm.


It is not clear why the vehicle disappeared from the forest of cameras covering the rest of the city and its environs.

From City Cabanas, police relied on the Fielder’s tracking device, which shows that the vehicle joined Lang’ata Road, then used the bypass to Kikuyu before proceeding in the direction of Limuru.

He is seen alone in the car, but the camera only captured up to his chin. The rest of his face is hidden.

The suspect abandoned the car in Limuru and travelled back to Syokimau in the evening. The suspect in his statement said that he, together with the four officers already charged in court and another suspect yet to be arrested argued for almost three hours on whether to just torture or kill the three.

He also told the detectives that the other suspect is an AP officer. Police have termed the arrest a major breakthrough  saying that the suspect is “very critical to the case”.