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Kabete MP George Muchai, two bodyguards and a driver shot dead in Nairobi

Saturday February 7 2015

Relatives of Kabete MP George Muchai at Lee Funeral Home on February 7, 2015. The MP was shot dead  along Kenyatta Avenue on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Relatives of Kabete MP George Muchai at Lee Funeral Home on February 7, 2015. The MP was shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Gunmen sprayed Kabete MP George Muchai's vehicle with bullets at the Kenyatta Avenue roundabout in Nairobi on the morning of February 7, 2014. The MP, his two bodyguards and a driver died in the attack.
Gunmen sprayed Kabete MP George Muchai's vehicle with bullets at the Kenyatta Avenue roundabout in Nairobi on the morning of February 7, 2014. The MP, his two bodyguards and a driver died in the attack. PHOTO | STELLA CHERONO
Some politicians at the scene of the shooting, including Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi (in black and white jacket) and Senator Mike Sonko (right).
Some politicians at the scene of the shooting, including Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi (in black and white jacket) and Senator Mike Sonko (right). Kabete MP George Muchai, his two bodyguards and a driver were shot dead early morning February 7, 2015. PHOTO | STELLA CHERONO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Crowds at the scene on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi where Kabete MP George Muchai, his driver and two body guards were shot dead at dawn on February 7, 2015.
Crowds at the scene on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi where Kabete MP George Muchai, his driver and two body guards were shot dead at dawn on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai, his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on February 7, 2015.
The crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai, his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Crowds mill around the crime scene on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi where Kabete MP George Muchai was shot dead on February 7, 2015.
Crowds mill around the crime scene on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi where Kabete MP George Muchai was shot dead on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Forensic officers at the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai was shot dead on February 7, 2015.
Forensic officers at the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai was shot dead on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Crowds mill around the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai was shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue on February 7, 2015. Two of the MP's bodyguards and his driver also died in the incident.
Crowds mill around the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai was shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue on February 7, 2015. Two of the MP's bodyguards and his driver also died in the incident. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Forensic officers at the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai, his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi on February 7, 2015.
Forensic officers at the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai, his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Forensic officers at the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai, his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi on February 7, 2015.
Forensic officers at the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai, his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Gunshot holes on the vehicle belonging to Kabete MP George Muchai. The MP, his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue on February 7, 2015.
Gunshot holes on the vehicle belonging to Kabete MP George Muchai. The MP, his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Forensic officers at the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue on February 7, 2015.
Forensic officers at the crime scene where Kabete MP George Muchai his two bodyguards and his driver were shot dead on Kenyatta Avenue on February 7, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
By STELLA CHERONO
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Kabete MP George Muchai was shot dead early Saturday morning at the Kenyatta Avenue-Uhuru Highway roundabout in Nairobi.

Two of the MP's bodyguards and his driver also died in the incident, Nairobi Central Police OCPD Paul Wanjama confirmed.

The incident, according to Mr Wanjama, happened between 3am and 4.30am. 

The four were in the same sport utility vehicle ahead of another vehicle carrying family members, including the MP's wife and a daughter. 

The occupants of the second vehicle said the MP stopped at the roundabout when four people with big guns approached his car and started shooting. 

"They just started spraying it with bullets. When we saw that, our driver sped past the other car and when we came back to the scene a few minutes later, all the occupants of the vehicle were dead," the relative told detectives at the scene.

A newspaper vendor who witnessed the shooting told the police that one of the gunmen who led the shooting had a face mask.  

The bodies of the four had bullet wounds in the head and chest. 

They were taken to Lee Funeral Home at 6.30am.

THOROUGH INVESTIGATION

Lawmakers who arrived at the funeral home asked the government to do a thorough investigation into the killing, saying it would be easy to get the murderers as the scene of the crime is under the surveillance of CCTV cameras.

Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi said Mr Muchai had been threatened several times and had reported the threats to the police. 

"The CCTV clips should be handed (over) to the detectives as soon as possible. There is no way the perpetrators will not be known," he said.

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, who also arrived at the crime scene, asked the government to take the safety of lawmakers in the country seriously.  

Other legislators who went to the funeral home included Gatundu North MP Kigwa Njenga, Kipipiri MP Samuel Gichingi, Ruiru MP Esther Gathogo, Juve Njomo, MP for Kiambu, and Kiambu Women Representative Anne Gathechu.

They all alleged that Mr Muchai's death was a clear assassination whose execution was planned. 

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