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Daily Nation : February 21st 2014
24 | County News NAIROBI | I was the first to be attacked, witness says Court told how kin of Mutua was shot Gangsters shot dead the governor’s cousin after ordering him to stop, lawyer says BY VINCENT AGOYA @royagoya firstname.lastname@example.org A lawyer yesterday wept in court as she recounted how a man accused of killing a kin of Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua accosted her outside her compound. Ms Monica Wanjiru said she was the first victim of a three-man gang that killed Dr Mutua’s cousin Daniel Mwanzo on March 21, 2013 at Golden Gate in South B. She said the gunmen com- mandeered her car before getting involved in an accident and later shot Mwanzo dead as she watched helplessly. Ms Wanjiru was testifying during the trial of Mr Daniel Kihungi who is charged with the attempted robbery and killing of Mwanzo. Mr Kihungi is also facing charges of injuring the lawyer and robbing her of a mobile phone. “I was returning home from work at around 6pm and I was about to drive into my compound when three men attacked me at the gate and demanded I roll down the window,” she said. The thugs, she said, were all armed with pistols and they forced their way into her car before one of them punched her on the nose. She said her phone was snatched and one of the at- ‘‘ tackers went for the car key which was still lodged in the ignition chamber. “I managed to escape...I saw them start the car and attempt to speed off, but it rolled in the middle of the road and they all got out,” the witness said. Ms Wanjiru said she saw a white car approach and the thugs tried to stop it but it sped off shortly before a Range Rover appeared and the driver slowed down. She said she heard gunshots and saw the vehicle accelerating before it hit a wall. After the shooting, the thugs walked away casually from the scene, the witness added. “I went towards my car, Blood was dripping from the driver’s side and I saw a man slumped on the steering wheel” Ms Monica Wanjiru which had rolled in the middle of the road and then approached the Rover... blood was dripping from the driver’s side and I saw a man slumped on the steering wheel,” she said. The witness said she iden- tified Mr Kihungi in a police parade. She also positively identified him in court yesterday. The hearing continues. ACCIDENT | Two injured in crash NAIROBI DAILY NATION Friday February 21, 2014 Sect members to be kept out of Kanu plot BY NATION CORRESPONDENT Police have been directed to keep members of the outlawed Mungiki sect out of a Sh50 million property owned by the former ruling party Kanu. High Court judge Mumbi Ngugi ordered the Kasarani police boss to ensure the directive is obeyed “to avoid a bloody clash between Mungiki and Kanu members”. Lady Justice Ngugi said every- thing possible must be done to avoid violence. At the same time, Lady Justice Lucy Gacheru barred three people allegedly posing as officials of the Kasarani Kanu branch from trespassing on the quarter acre plot. Charge the three Lady Justice Gacheru heard that the three had “threatened to use all means within their reach to acquire the parcel of land”. The court heard that Kanu JOSEPH KANYI | NATION Traffic police officers remove a motorcycle that was involved in an accident with a lorry yesterday in Nyeri Town. The rider and his passenger were seriously injured in the accident. secretary-general Nick Salat had indicated that the three — Mr Patrick Gitau Wambugu, Mr George Kibindu Maiha and Ms Ann Wanjiru Kabochi — are not party officials. Mr Salat wrote to the Kasarani police boss asking him to arrest and charge the three officials for trespass.
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