Death of Kabuga’s doctor remains mystery
Posted Wednesday, July 11 2012 at 23:30
Circumstances in which a doctor claimed to have treated Rwandese fugitive Felicien Kabuga died have remained unclear.
The family of Col (rtd) Dr Peter Rakwach declined to talk to reporters as they met at his Nakuru home on Wednesday.
Dr Rakwach who retired from the army in 2002, is said to have treated Kabuga in military facilities while still in service.
His death brings to three the number of people linked to Kabuga who have died mysteriously. (READ: Doctor linked to Kabuga dies in Nairobi)
New evidence unearthed by NTV’s investigative reporter John Allan Namu indicates that a soldier who was in Mr Kabuga’s security detail is missing.
Mr Michael Sarunei, according to a relative, disappeared in 2009 at a time when he was serving in a squad guarding the Rwandese genocide fugitive.
He is said to have been picked up by people in a GK LandRover after pictures he had secretly taken of Kabuga were found in his house.
On Wednesday, Dr Rakwach’s widow, Anne blocked reporters from entering the family’s Milimani Estate home in Nakuru town, where relatives and friends were meeting.
“Journalists are not saying the truth about the death of my husband. He was just stressed and died from natural causes,” she said.
A family member who did not want to be named said: “Dr Rakwach died of a heart attack. Shortly before his death, he looked sickly like somebody who was undergoing stress,” he told Nation by phone.
Dr Rakwach’s family runs a thriving hospital business in Nakuru. According to a close friend, Dr Rwakwach was diabetic. “He must have died from diabetic related complications,” he told Nation.
He described Dr Rakach “as very private person who would go on the defensive whenever he was asked about personal matters”. “He never used to attend doctors’ conferences and get-togethers,” the doctor said.
NTV also uncovered shocking new details about the mysterious death of Michael Munuhe, an FBI informer, whose body was found in the Gitu area of Karen in Nairobi on January 13, 2003.
His brother, Josephat Mureithi Gichuki, is convinced that Munuhe was murdered because he was about to reveal Kabuga’s whereabouts to the US security agency.
The police verdict was suicide, he says, but all evidence in the room where his brother was found pointed to a violent and bloody confrontation.
Months after he was buried, a relative was sorting through his old clothes when he found a three-page letter written by Munuhe.
It detailed how he was abducted one Wednesday night at the Safari Park Hotel exit by three armed men and driven for nearly four hours in the locked boot of a car.
It is undated, but Munuhe’s elder brother was able to figure out that it was written in late December 2002, a few days before his death.