Emotional Uhuru sheds a tear at Muchai funeral
12 February 2015, 12:18
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta could not hold back his tears as he mourned the departed Kabete MP George Muchai who was murdered last week.
The president is among hundreds of mourners attending the requiem mass of the former MP Thursday, murdered in cold blood last weekend by unknown persons along Nairobi's Kenyatta Avenue.
The mass is also being attended by dignitaries, including members of both the Jubilee and CORD coalitions.
Muchai is survived by his widow Susan and children.
The president was equivocal that the persons behind Muchai's murder will be brought to book.
" We have lost a person we loved very much and a man of substance. I promise that there will be investigations done to find out who did this. They will be brought to book, an emotional president Kenyatta said.
The mass was held at the MP's Kabete home.
He will be buried Friday.
Muchai was murdered in cold blood Saturday morning in Nairobi along Kenyatta Avenue by unknown assailants.
Police sources told News24 that the investigations are now centering on the MPs business interests as well as persons close to him to determine motives of the murder.
" The investigations are currently centered on people around him to see why one would want him dead," the source said.
Also questioned were Muchai's brother Kihara and sister in law Judy.
There has been huge calls from members of the political folk to ensure that investigations are completed within the shortest time possible.
MPs threatened Tuesday to impeach Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery if he does not produce the killers of MP George Muchai in 72 hours.
Muchai was murdered in cold blood Saturday morning along Nairobi's Kenyatta Avenue by an unknown gunman as he attempted to buy a newspaper.
Three others, two of them his body guards as well as driver were also gunned down in the incident.
According to the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Security Asman Kamama, the death was a shocking and horrific incident which must be probed with immediacy.
He said that it was Nkaissery's job to ensure the security of Kenyans and that unless he has a proper lead in 72 hours, drastic measures will have to be taken.
" We need a name and within 72 hours or else we will take action," Kamama shouted Monday afternoon, flanked by a number of MPs.
" Such an incident must not go unpunished and Kenyans need to see seriousness in the investigations. It is a must we see action, " he added.
Nkaissery has already said that investigations over the incident are in top gear and that security forces are following vital leads at the moment.
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