MP: 'Expect nothing' from Muchai’s death probe
10 February 2015, 09:15
Nairobi – Wajir North MP, Ibrahim Sane has held that no concrete investigation report will come from the murder of Kabete MP, George Muchai, his two aides, and the driver by unknown assailants.
Sane said it has been a routine by the security agencies to cover up such assassination incidents after failing to bring to book the responsible perpetrators thus told Kenyans to “expect nothing” from the police investigations.
His pessimism faults the National Assembly Committee on National Security and Administration’s issued 72-hour notice to Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Nkaissery, and other responsible security agencies such as the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to release concrete investigations report on incident.
“The murder of Muchai is a real assassination leave alone that of Tom Mboya and Robert Ouko. There have been a lot of cover up on investigations by our security agencies and am pessimistic nothing will come out of investigations into the killing of Muchai,” Sane said.
“The government should prioritize enhanced public security and not for the VIP alone to ensure every citizen in the nation is safe,” he added.
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National Security and Administration committee chairman, Asman Kamama warned that his committee will take action against Nkaissery if he fails to release the report within the issued time because the killing incident occurred within CCTV installed area.
“The killing of Muchai has shocked, horrified and saddened us and all Kenyans. The area within Nyayo House is secured with CCTV cameras for surveillance and we need concrete answers within 72 hours on the killing of Muchai from the Interior Cabinet Secretary and other security agencies such as the CID,” said Kamama.
Since the occurrence of the incident on early Saturday morning, security agencies are yet release any recorded CCTV information despite some officers seeking footage information from the command and control units within the city center.
“A lot should have been done from Saturday by police to bring to book the perpetrators. We want to confirm whether the installed surveillance CCTVs are working,” said Kamama.
He also condemned Muchai’s bodyguards and police officers within Nyayo House of laxity at their work.
“The bodyguards’ laxity to respond to the attack means if they were not asleep then they must have been drunk after the party. The officers at Nyayo House should be answerable to the incident why they did not respond after hearing the shooting,” said Kamama.
Kamama, who is also the Tiaty MP, revealed that his committee will soon summon the acting Inspector General of Police to discuss on initiating annual refresher training to VIP bodyguards to be acquainted with current security techniques on guarding their bosses and get rid of the witnessed laxity.
He called on the government to hasten the installation of the Safaricom CCTV surveillance system within the city and across the country to help track and combat all forms of crime.
“The government through its security agencies must work hard to eliminate hit-squads working within the city,” said the Tiaty MP.
Nyandarua County MP, Wanjiku Muhia who is also the National Security Committee member, alleged that the killing of Muchai was a well-planned assassination by the MP’s main enemy.
“Billions of shillings were used to purchase the CCTV cameras for surveillance purposes within the city and we demand the release of investigation report with urgency. The assassination of Muchai was well-planned long time ago by somebody bigger than the executors themselves,” said Wanjiku.
“We need concrete answers on who killed Muchai, over what and who executed him,” she added.
They were speaking at a press conference at Parliament Buildings.
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