A taxi driver who was hired by suspects who are believed to have ended the life of former Kabete Member of Parliament George Muchai in February 2015 has finally spoken out about the incident.
Muchai was murdered alongside his driver Stephen Wambugu and bodyguards; Samuel Kalikia and Samuel Matanta.
Speaking anonymously due to the sensitivity of the matter, the driver narrated how he received a call from a client he had ferried along the busy Waiyaki Way on several occasions.
He said that since he knew the suspect and that they had even exchanged phone numbers, he took the job even after his shift had ended.
“I met one of the suspects at a petrol station in Kangemi along Waiyaki Way, and he was a client I had carried along the busy highway on several occasions,” the taxi driver told a local station on Saturday night.
He said that the client told him to drive to Kikuyu but when they reached Kabete Police Station, he removed a loaded pistol and forced the driver to keep driving.
When they arrived at Muguga, the gunman asked him to stop and they were joined by another gunman who was wearing a face mask.
They kept on ensuring that every part of the car they touched was cleaned and this to him seemed to be a move aimed at cleaning their fingerprints.
“The second suspect kept on communicating with others and asked them if they had cleaned the scene of crime and tied some people properly,” the taxi driver narrated.
Three more ‘suspects’ boarded the vehicle before it made an about-turn towards Nairobi County and some individuals alighted at Mountain View while the rest got off at Kangemi.
The incident happened just a few minutes after the fatal shooting that claimed Muchai’s life, his two bodyguards and a driver at the Kenyatta Avenue-Moi Avenue junction.
The taxi driver is now in a hideout and has been placed under witness protection but his name was removed from the list a few years ago.
The driver said that he also found a safety pin inside the car and made a report to the police. A taxi driver identified as David Njuguna who operated the car during the day was also killed.
To date, his killers are yet to be known.
Seven suspects have so far been charged with the murder of the MP.