The Director Of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has declined to drop a murder charge against a suspect in the murder of car dealer, Kevin Omwenga.
Responding to an application by businessman Chris Obure who is set to be charged with the murder of Omwenga alongside his bodyguard, Robert Bodo Ouko, the prosecution said there is enough evidence to prefer the charge against Obure.
According to the DPP, the businessman was seen around the deceased’s home on the night of the murder.
State counsel told the court that the suspect has given contradictory account of his whereabouts on the day of the fatal shooting in Kilimani.
“The DPP made the decision to charge them with murder after reviewing the contents of the file and the sufficiency of the evidence on record,” State Counsel Wanjiku Gichuhi told the court.
But according to Obure’s lawyer, Danstan Omari, his client was no where near the scene of crime on the material day.
Further, the DPP has dismissed footage released last Friday showing Ouko taking the alleged murder weapon from his boss’s safe.
DPP said the footage has been tampered with.
Ouko’s lawyer on the other hand indicated that the footage released by Obure infringed on their client’s rights and was a way of convicting him. They argued that he was not given a chance to respond to the allegations.
Obure on Monday told the court that he would better serve a state witness rather than an accused person, a request the DPP has declined.
The High Court deferred their plea taking to Wednesday.