Thursday, 19 October 2017

Uhuru Kenyatta enjoined in Harun Mwau case over presidential nomination

Harun Mwau.Former Kilome MP Harun Mwau. He has sued the IEBC for intending to conduct a repeat presidential election without nominations. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Dr Ekuru Aukot have been enjoined in the case. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By MAUREEN KAKAH
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President Uhuru Kenyatta, Attorney General Githu Muigai and Thirdway Alliance's Dr Ekuru Aukot have been enjoined in the case in which businessman Harun Mwau is seeking to stop the electoral agency from conducting repeat polls without nominations.
High Court judge Enoch Chacha Mwita issued the directive after lawyers representing the three told court there was need for them to be enjoined in the case.
PUBLIC INTEREST
They claimed that the matter is of great public interest and both Mr Kenyatta and Dr Aukot are presidential candidates.
According to the AG, he intends to defend public interest in the matter.
"Mr Kenyatta, Dr Aukot and the AG are hereby enjoined as interested parties and they should therefore file as well as serve the case documents by October 19, indicating the time," said Justice Mwita.
On Monday, Mr Mwau, the former Kilome MP, sued the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and its Chairman Wafula Chebukati.
NOMINATIONS
Through lawyer Benjamin Musyoki, Mr Mwau faulted the IEBC for publishing a gazette notice on September 5 regarding the October 26 repeat presidential polls contrary to the law.
According to him, the Supreme Court directed the IEBC to hold fresh polls, which he argues must entail nominations as per the Elections Act.
Mr Mwau says that while nullifying the August 8 presidential election, the top court directed the IEBC to hold fresh elections in conformity with the Constitution and Elections Act.
He wants the High Court to determine whether fresh or new elections can be held without nominations or whether polls can be held based on a nomination that has been nullified.
The case will be heard on October 23.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Fears of major split at IEBC as Chebukati walks out of critical meeting

14th Oct. 2017

The Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati walked out of a tense commission meeting on Wednesday after differing with his colleagues, it has emerged. Sources say Mr Chebukati was chairing a plenary meeting of the commission at the Anniversary Towers to deliberate the impact of Raila Odinga’s withdrawal from the October 26 race. ALSO READ: IEBC has dropped the ball, now it must redeem itself However, after a lengthy haggling, the chairman ‘excused himself’ and left the meeting saying he had other commitments and asked CEO Ezra Chiloba to summarise what they had discussed and communicate to the country. Shortly after leaving, commissioners Roselyn Akombe and Margaret Mwachanya followed him, leaving the other four behind. “Looks like the chairman was frustrated and didn’t want to own the decision of the plenary,” a source at IEBC said. This happened even as other reports emerged that gazettement of presidential candidates following the High Court ruling failed to be effected after Chebukati allegedly refused to sign it off. Under pressure Confronted with this allegation, the chairman declined to comment. Chebukati would not comment on any of the questions posed to him except to say, “I don’t want to comment, you are reading too much.” The Saturday Standard has credible information that Chebukati had introduced a proposal to change the elections date from October 26, a move that was rejected by all the other six commissioners. ALSO READ: Let parties create a framework to resolve contentious issues Chebukati had sought to peg his argument on Raila’s move to withdraw from the elections and the 2013 Supreme Court opinion which opined that if one candidate withdraws or dies before elections, IEBC should organise fresh polls in 90 days. But the commissioners opposed Chebukati, saying his suggestion could not hold because Odinga’s withdrawal was irregular in the first place because he had not signed Form 24A.  Commissioner Akombe responded thus: “In my communication, the elections are at the polling station. All commissioners are supposed to visit various regions to ensure everything is in place for the October 26th polls.” Different scripts Dr Akombe continued: “The commissioners will be out for five days but the chairman will not be out for that long.” The commission later that evening emerged to declare that the election date would remain and that Odinga’s resignation was irregular.  It was reported that Chebukati had relied heavily on an opinion he had sought from a city lawyer; who gave him two options; either to call for fresh election or proceed with the 26th date but include all the other candidates who participated in the August polls. ALSO READ: IEBC gazettes names of presidential candidates As the discussions neared closure, Chebukati walked out leaving his colleagues to come up with a statement that was sent to the media at about 8pm. Unlike in other statements, which bear either the name of Chebukati or Chiloba, the unsigned statement did not bear any name. “It’s not true that the chairman walked out on us; he had other engagements and thus excused himself while directing that the CEO puts together a summary of what we discussed,” Commissioner Paul Kurgat said Friday. On the issue of unsigned statement, Prof Kurgat said it might have been an ‘oversight’ on the part of the Secretariat. The incident highlights the split in the commission with just 12 days to the repeat polls with insiders painting a picture of a body whose 7-member team do not read from the same script. And perhaps in what signals Chebukati’s frustration, on Thursday he wrote a memo saying he will be out of office for five days from Friday to Tuesday. “The chairman wrote a memo saying he will be in Western and North Rift for five days to supervise the ongoing preparations for the fresh elections. Everything was processed by close of business on Thursday to facilitate his travel,” a source at the commission said. Tight schedule The chairman is supposed to tour Western and North Rift while Akombe is already doing the same in Nairobi County. ALSO READ: Two shot dead during anti-IEBC protests in Bondo The two are set to leave for Dubai on Monday to lead the team that will include journalists, civil society, religious groups and presidential candidates representatives. By yesterday, there were earlier indication that the commission was yet to gazette Thirdway Alliance Presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot as directed by the High Court on Wednesday. They however, did gazetted seven names excluding that of Cyrus Jirongo because he was bankrupt. The commission is yet to publish a corrigendum as directed by Justice John Mativo even as Mr Aukot was at the Anniversary Towers to protest at IEBC’s plan to rely on his order to invite the other presidential candidates. Level of preparedness The Thirdway Alliance leader insisted that the court’s directive was specific to him being gazetted and not the other candidates. “We have met the commission and they have taken us through preparations they have put in place.  We asked that they put it in writing and send to us and now we are retreating to our party headquarters to interrogate that and we may come back here,” Aukot told journalists after the two-hour meeting. Yesterday, the commission defended its decision to stick to Al Ghurair after an attempt to out source UNDP was thwarted by Jubilee and NASA’s outright rejection. Dr Akombe said they were ready for the repeat exercise, she also expressed fears that the current environment may be difficult for the conduct of the exercise. ALSO READ: NASA leaders teargassed in Mombasa “If I were asked today whether the commission is ready the answer would be yes but the question is whether the environment and conditions are conducive for the commission to conduct a free, fair and credible election,” she said. 
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001257311/iebc-split-fears-as-chebukati-walks-out-of-critical-meeting

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Kenya's Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Media captionRaila Odinga: "The election (on 26 October) will be worse than the previous"
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October's election re-run.
Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election.
The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll, which saw Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner, after finding irregularities.
But Mr Kenyatta says he is ready to proceed with the new vote as planned.
The country's electoral commission said Mr Kenyatta had won the August vote by a margin of 1.4 million votes - or 54% of the total, compared to Mr Odinga's 44%.
Kenya's vice-president, William Ruto, has now called on the commission to declare Mr Kenyatta president as a result of Mr Odinga's announcement.
The election re-run was due to take place on 26 October, but Mr Odinga said on Tuesday: "We have come to the conclusion that there is no intention on the part of the IEBC [electoral commission] to undertake any changes to its operations and personnel... All indications are that the election scheduled for 26 October will be worse than the previous one."
As a result, he said, "considering the interests of the people of Kenya, the region and the world at large" it was best that he withdrew from the race.
Mr Odinga's coalition party believes the election will have to be cancelled as a result of his withdrawal, allowing "adequate time to undertake the reforms necessary to conduct an election that is in strict conformity with the constitution, the relevant laws and the constitution".
But Mr Kenyatta, speaking at a rally in the southern town of Voi, said: "We have no problem going back to elections. We are sure we will get more votes than the last time."
He added: "We are also telling him it is the people's right to choose their leader. It is their sovereign right to choose their leader of choice."

Uncharted territory

By Dickens Olewe, BBC News
The withdrawal could be a strategy for Raila Odinga to exit the political scene on his own terms.
The annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in the 8 August election was a much-needed political high for Mr Odinga.
Image copyrightEPA
Image captionMr Odinga's supporters (pictured during a march in September) have been urged to take part in a protest on Wednesday
He felt vindicated for challenging the election and pushed for changes to the electoral system as a condition for his participation in the re-run.
The electoral commission has rejected the changes he demanded, largely because of contractual agreements with the companies providing key services for the election.
With President Kenyatta's party having won a majority of MPs in both houses of parliament, it is likely that Mr Odinga was headed for another defeat and that would be too much for a man, who has been nicknamed the enigma.
The legal consequences of Mr Odinga's withdrawal are unclear.
Constitutional lawyers disagree on the way forward and whether the 26 October election can still take place and if, despite his withdrawal, Mr Odinga will still be on the ballot.
Although many Kenyans are jaded by the never-ending political drama, they will now have to belt-up for a drive further into unchartered territory.

Mr Odinga's opposition coalition - the National Super Alliance (NASA) - has previously made clear its participation in the election was contingent on reforms being made.
But Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says it has made the necessary changes.
Prominent opposition senator James Orengo has called on people to protest on Wednesday, using the slogan "no reform, no elections".

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

VC Prof. Peter Mbithi Slept With his Niece so as To Give Her a Job at University of Nairobi

3.October 2017.
University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Stephen Mbithi is a man under siege after students were sent away from the institution following the unrest which saw police being allowed into the university to assault and even clobber some students to death.
But mismanagement is not the only expertise of the Vice Chancellor.
The VC is also known by the university staff and his relatives from the village as a marauding sex pest who would force even his closest of relatives to sleep with him so as to grant them favours.
According to his immediate family members, the VC cannot even step into his father’s home after he forced one of his nieces, Teresia Ndunge, to sleep with him before granting her employment as a cateress at the institution.
The woman later fell ill forcing relatives who got wind of the affair to demand that she terminate the pregnancy and Prof Mbithi be personally held liable. The woman threatened to go public when the Professor refused to cater for the abortion.
The lady was later fixed by Prof Mbithi together with some CID officers who made sure that she was jailed for three months at the Langata Women’s Prison.
Following condemnation by his own family members including his brothers and sisters, the Professor later went home and destroyed the properties of his brother and his own mother’s house.
When his mother died recently, he couldn’t gather courage to visit his village home and mourn with other members of his family.
Professor Mbithi was represented by Kalonzo Musyoka’s law firm – Musyoka, Wambua and Company Advocates – in the cases against his brother and niece who accused him of sexual assault.
The VC is known to be fighting his own elder brother Joseph Mwanzia and other family members in a number of court cases, both criminal and civil.
  • Criminal case 1652 of 2009, Milimani-Prof Mbithi (uncle) vs Teresia Mwanzia (niece) sms.
  • Criminal case 410 of 2010 Milimani (Prof Mbithi) vs Ndunge (Niece) sms.
  • Criminal case 444/603/2011, Kangundo (Pascaline Mbithi vs Charles Mbithi (brother) (malicious damage).
  • Criminal case 05/2012 Kangundo, (Joseph Mbithi vs Prof Peter Mbithi vs Joseph Mbithi and Josephat Mwanzia (brother) malicious damage.
  • Civil case 338 of 2012, Milimani, Peter Mbithi vs Joseph Mbithi and Josephat Mwanzia (brother) malicious damage.
  • Civil case 338 of 2012 Milimani, (Prof Peter Mbithi, Joseph Mbithi and Josephat Mwanzia (father and son) defamation.
  • Civil suit 94 0f 2012 Kangundo, (Teresia Mbithi) mother vs Joseph Mwanzia Mbithi (son) land.
With these kind of petty fights he is involved in with his family members, the university staff now believe that the Vice Chancellor was also involved in the recent killing of one of his colleagues in Tala, Kangundo.
The don was killed in an incident described as botched robbery.
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African Human Rights Bureau calls for UN intervention in Kenya ; 3rd Oct. 2017

The UN Security Council has been urged to intervene and save Kenya from sliding into anarchy. The African Human Rights Bureau has noted that the unfolding political activities are similar to those that preceded the post-election violence in the country in 2007/2008. ALSO READ: NASA rejects new Sh2.4 billion IEBC tender to OT-Morpho “If no serious political intervention is made now by the UN, then Kenya could slide into a grave political instability with attendant chaos, violence, mayhem, and massive displacements and killings, thereby causing a humanitarian crisis,” said Dr Dan Alila, the bureau’s special counsel. In a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York yesterday, Dr Alila said such a scenario could give rise to unknown tragic complications. “It is necessary for the UN to urgently consider the Kenya situation and consequently draw up a contingency rescue plan. An intervention by UN should logically lead to the setting up of a negotiated caretaker government to exercise executive powers during the repeat presidential poll,” Alila said. He noted an ad hoc UN committee or a reformed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) should supervise the poll in which Jubilee and National Super Alliance (NASA) are represented. The counsel indicated that a caretaker government can be borne out of political necessity and will address the issue of threats, intimidation, undue influence, and conflict of interest. “The establishment of an ad hoc UN committee to supervise the poll would eliminate cases of commission of deliberate irregularities based on planned fraudulent dealings and mischief,” Alila said. He further noted that despite the problem posed by the Constitution at the expiry of 60-day period, coupled with political grandstanding, a negotiated amendment of the enabling laws under UN supervision would be acceptable to the two parties for preserving State continuity. “A similar approach was adopted in Kenya in 2008 and it stabilised the political situation at the time. UN needs to be proactive by acting expeditiously in order to forestall looming political tragedy,” Alila said. ALSO READ: Why we must always enhance voice of civil society The letter was also copied to the European Union, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, African Union, East African Community secretariat, and Human Rights Watch based in New York. 
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001256251/save-kenya-from-sliding-into-anarchy-un-told

Sunday, 1 October 2017

NASA to move to court if Jubilee passes election laws amendment; 1.10.2017

NASA MPs after they walked out of parliament chambers September 28, 2017 protesting against the Bill on amendments to election laws. /HEZRON NJOROGENASA MPs after they walked out of parliament chambers September 28, 2017 protesting against the Bill on amendments to election laws. /HEZRON NJOROGE
NASA senators have said they will challenge the proposed amendments to the electoral laws in court once Parliament passes them.
Senators Moses Kajwang (Homa Bay), Mutula Kilonzo Jr (Makueni) and former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale said the case will be hinged on the fact that the procedure is unconstitutional.
They said the process of both Houses forming two separate Select Committees to scrutinize the bills contradicting each other is unlawful.
This came amid Jubilee Party's concerted bid to amend election laws before the October 26 vote.
Senate and National Assembly members have clashed over the publication of two Jubilee sponsored Bills targeting to amend the existing electoral laws.
The proponents are citing the presence of gaps that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta's reelection nullified by the Supreme Court on September 1.
The National Super Alliance senators said the process is illegal, unprocedural and unparliamentary.
The Election Laws (Amendment) and the Election Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2017 are before both Houses.
They have warned that Jubilee is "shooting itself in the foot" because the court will dismiss the changes for violating the law. The opposition lawmakers in the two Houses have vowed not to participate in the process.
Baringo North MP William Cheptumo is the sponsor of proposed National Assembly bill which was tabled on Thursday.
Isiolo senator and deputy majority leader Fatuma Dullo is the originator of a similar bill tabled in Senate on the same day.
The notable contradiction is that Cheptumo's bill states that it does not concern the 47 counties while Dullo's provides that it concerns the counties.
A Bill that does not concern counties introduced in National Assembly is considered and passed without Senate's input, according to Article 109 (3) of the Constitution.
A bill concerning counties originating from either of the Houses has to be approved by Senators or National Assembly members before taken to President for assent.
"The memorandum to the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill states that the Bill does not affect counties and implies it is the sole jurisdiction of the National Assembly. This leads me to wonder. Dear Senators, let us not allow our political differences to desecrate the Senate," Kajwang said.
The senators questioned whether the two Speakers Justin Muturi (National Assembly) and Kenneth Lusaka (Senate) consulted as required by Article 110 of the Constitution before allowing the tabling of the bills.
NASA senators insist that any changes to electoral laws concern counties because it affects all six elective seats including governors and MCAs.
"Those bills should not proceed simultaneously in the two Houses. It should either originate from National Assembly and when they are done with it, the Speaker would refer to Senate as per the Constitution. Who is going to refer to another when they do concurrently?" Khalwale said.
National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai, however, told Star on phone that Standing Orders do not bar publication of a bill of similar format and content in both Houses provided it undergoes all the stages.
"The Bill in question has been determined by the Speakers as a Bill concerning counties and will have to be passed by both Houses. The practice of publishing similar bills by both Houses at the same time is done in other bicameral jurisdiction including in the State Legislature of Maryland in USA," he said.
The Select Committees on Saturday held a joint sitting co-chaired by Cheptumo and Dullo.
They agreed on scrutinizing the bill together and have invited the electoral commission, Judiciary, Law Society of Kenya, civil society groups, business community, media, political parties, council of governors and information technology organizations to submit their views from today to Thursday this week.
Mutula, however, termed the joint committee as unconstitutional because it was not approved by both Houses as per parliament's rules.
"They have now come up with yet another unlawful way of handling the bill through a joint committee to correct the anomaly after we questioned the process. It is still wrong because there was no substantive motion for a joint committee to approve membership of both Houses," he said.
Mutula added that one House has to forfeit its bill to cure the problem of two bills moving consecutively although all the processes remain unconstitutional.
"A joint report that is going to come out is going to be illegal in terms of presentation. What Jubilee has done is attempting to kill a bicameral system of Parliament," he said.
The bills propose empowerment of IEBC vice chair to declare the presidential results in the absence of the chair, manually transmitted results to prevail over the electronically transmitted if the system fails and supreme court judges barred from nullifying a presidential election on procedural issues that don't affect final results numbers.

‘Hidden’ post-mortems: Nine public figures you may never know what really killed them

Many deaths have remained mysterious
  • Post-mortem results on most public figures who die mysteriously remain a mystery
  • Being public figures, Kenyans feels they need to be told what really happened
  • Nothing concrete however ever seems to come to light to explain their deaths
You will never know what killed a high profile figure in Kenya, unless of course they die of old age.
This is fast becoming the trend, with postmortem results on most public figures who die mysteriously remaining out of the public domain in Kenya.
Many deaths, most of which bore elements of foul play, have remained mysterious.
Even as the cruel hand of death continues to pluck high standing politicians, clergy men and other luminaries in Kenya in a most bizarre style, nothing has been made public about what or who killed them.
As usual, these unexpected deaths throw the nation into a sudden state of mourning, with people spreading rumours about possible causes of the deaths.
The deaths of Fidel Odinga, Otieno Kajwang, Mutula Kilonzo, George Thuo and George Kapten have left many wondering what actually caused their deaths.
Being public figures, Kenyans feels they need to be told what really happened.
Some of these fallen leaders, it is claimed, never showed any signs of ill-health, while others are said to have complained of what might be considered commonplace discomfort before meeting their deaths.
 In most instances, they die under unclear circumstances - either in their sleep or while attempting to get medical assistance.
The people behind deaths of many other public figures who fell by the bullet like MPs Tony Ndilinge and Mugabe Were, Father John Anthony Kaiser and constitutional lawyer Dr Chrispin Odhiambo Mbai, have also eluded Kenyans.
Even when it is all too clear that these people were shot and killed, nothing concrete ever seems to come to light. We look at some of these mysterious deaths in Kenya.
MP George Kapten
The former Kwanza MP was a lawyer who fought for a new Constitution and good governance.
 He was serving a second term in Parliament in 1999 when he died mysteriously. There was suspicion he may have been poisoned.
 The family set up three parallel examinations to find out what killed him. The findings have never been made public.
 Senator Mutula Kilonzo
The famous lawyer died at his Maanzoni Ranch on April 27, 2013. His body was found in bed with foam in the mouth. Samples were collected for analysis. The findings of the pathologists and detectives have never been made public.
The mercurial Makueni senator had allegedly claimed his life was in danger, fuelling suspicions of foul play.
 His son, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior, claimed that his father was poisoned, and that samples sent for analysis in the UK had been tampered with in transit.
 George Thuo
The former Juja MP collapsed while having drinks in the company of his friends at Porkies Pub in Thika.
Thuo died on November 17, 2013. Investigations showed he may have been poisoned. Six people have since been arraigned in court in connection with the death. What actually happened remains a mystery.
 Otieno Kajwang’
He died on November 19, 2014 at Mater Hospital, where he had been rushed after complaining of chest pains.
The late Homa Bay senator died of a heart attack, postmortem results indicated. Pathologists also disclosed there was a previous scar on Kajwang’s heart.
Siaya Senator James Orengo said the autopsy report was not conclusive, and that further investigations on the exact cause of his colleague’s death would be carried out.
“The report released by the pathologists is not conclusive. We will conduct more examinations to find out the exact cause of the death and release the information in due course,” promised Orengo.
 Fidel Odinga
The son of former Prime Minister and Cord leader Raila Odinga died on January 4, 2015, in his Karen home.
He had allegedly been partying with close friends the night before.

He was found unconscious in bed by his wife Lwam Getachew Bekele who immediately alerted Fidel’s parents.
But it was already too late when Raila and his wife Ida arrived. The news of his death drew mixed reactions.
Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro, accompanied by forensic experts and pathologists, camped in the compound for hours searching for clues into Fidel’s death.
Bundalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba has promised that the cause of Fidel’s death will not be kept secret.
 Fr Kaiser
On August 23, 2000, Fr Kaiser was shot in the back of the head. His body was discovered the next morning under acacia trees near the Morendat junction along the Nakuru-Naivasha highway.
He was carrying documents he intended to present to the Akiwumi Commission.
Local pathologists concluded that the priest had been killed. FBI experts called in to help unravel the mysterious death ruled out murder.
They advanced the theory that the former Ngong’ Diocese priest committed suicide. The priest’s lawyer Mbuthi Gathenji, maintained his investigation pointed to a potential cover-up. According to Gathenji, Kaiser was assassinated by hitmen.
 John Mbai
University of Nairobi lecturer, John Mbai, was relaxing at his Nairobi home on September 14, 2003, when three men broke into his house and shot the lawyer in the head and chest.
At the time of his death, Dr Mbai was a delegate at the highly acrimonious Bomas of Kenya Constitutional Conference drafting a new constitution for the country.
He was chair of the committee deliberating on devolution, where tempers constantly flared up.
Some politicians from both the ruling National Rainbow Coalition (Narc) and the opposition claimed Mbai’s killing was a case of political assassination meant to derail the constitution review process.
Three suspects; Collins Ketore, a watchman at Mbai’s residence, Ramadhani Otieno and Moses Mbuthi, were arrested and charged with Mbai’s murder.
Two weeks later, six policemen were arraigned in court accused of torturing the three suspects to extract confessions.
The court however, acquitted the policemen for lack of evidence. Three months later, the three suspects were set free by High Court judge Kalpana Rawal, now Deputy Chief Justice. The three had been in remand for 18 months.
 Tony Ndilinge
The late Tony Ndilinge was shot dead on August 2, 2001 in Githurai 44. The Kanu politician’s Mitsubishi Pajero was later recovered in Dandora where it had been abandoned by the supposed killers.
He had Sh20,000 in his wallet, which was not stolen by the attackers, as well as some cheques. Leaders claimed his was a political assassination.
A week earlier, Ndilinge had allegedly told colleagues that some people were trailing him.
Police advanced several theories, even claiming the MP was involved in a relationship with someone’s girlfriend.
Among people probed by police was a male friend of a woman the MP had dropped home shortly before his murder.
Truck driver Joakim Kagema and Margaret Wambui Njoroge charged with the murder were acquitted for lack of evidence. The truth has never been known.
 Mugabe Were
Mugabe had just been elected MP for Embakasi Constituency in 2007 when he was shot dead outside his home on January 29, 2008.
The killing stirred emotions with politicians terming it an assassination.
According to witnesses, Mugabe had just stopped at his gate after midnight, and was waiting in his car for the gate to be opened.
Another vehicle reportedly pulled behind his and two men yanked the MP out of his car before shooting him in cold blood.
James Omondi alias Castro, Wycliffe Simiyu, Paul Omondi alias Papa and Mary Wamaitha were arrested in connection with the killing. The case was terminated two years later for lack of evidence.