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Fake Gold Syndicate: Chris Obure Arrested Over Kilimani Shooting

Police on Saturday morning arrested businessmen Robert Obodo and Chris Obure over the shooting death of  28-year-old Kevin Omwenga last night in Kilimani.

Robert Bodo Ouko is alleged to have shot Kevin Omwenga, who deals in motor vehicles, once in the chest after an argument in his apartment along Galana Road, Kilimani, Nairobi.

The two were alongside some other four other people in the house when the shooting happened, police said. the witnesses said Omwenga and Ouko had an argument in the former’s bedroom before a gunshot was heard. “They were apparently arguing over money accrued from a deal they struck back in March,” a witness said.

The killer weapon- a mini-Ceska, was traced to one Chris Okeyo Obure who has since been arrested. Obure is among a select group of young tycoons and licensed firearm holders who have landed in trouble with the police on multiple occasions.

The Nairobi businessman has in the past been arraigned for assaulting and causing bodily harm to a partygoer. Chris Philip Okeyo Obure was accused of threatening Ben Alila Onyango, 30, with a gun outside a club in Kilimani, Nairobi, a few years ago.

The man, Mr Obure, was then eyeing the Dagoretti North parliamentary seat also had another case pending at the Parklands Police Station after he allegedly assaulted and threatened to shoot Alex Lwin on November 2 2016 at a club on Ojijo Road in Parklands.

The man who lives the life of a millionaire real estate mogul owns a house in Lavington, where he lives with his family and elicited online gossip in 2015 when he threw his wife, Farha, a lavish baby shower party which reportedly cost Sh10 million.

His role as a former employee of one of the people accused of masterminding the gold fraud rings has never received any publicity locally. His identity can, however, be revealed because it has been in the public domain since 2011 when the United Nations released a report on smuggling from the DRC.

Obure has in the past allegedly been involved in “gold business” together with a cartel that operates in Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They don’t sell gold, but con unsuspecting buyers by posing as possible dealers.




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