The lavish lifestyle that the late Kevin Omwenga lived was funded by controversial businessman Chris Obure.
This is according to detectives who told the High Court that the Galana Suites apartment where Omwenga lived and his high-end vehicles were fully paid for by Global Jeta company – an entity which is owned by Obure.
Obure and his bodyguard Robert Bodo were on Wednesday charged with the murder of Omwenga where they both denied the charges.
Obure had filed an application opposing the prosecution’s plan to charge him with murder, arguing that he should be a state witness but Justice Mumbi Ngugi dismissed his application, ordering that he stands trial in the murder alongside Bodo.
The detectives further told the court through an affidavit that Obure and Omwenga knew each other very well although Obure has constantly been denying the fact.
“Investigations and documentary evidence have shown that although Obure had denied having any business or a strong relationship with the deceased, there is strong evidence that Omwenga’s apartment and vehicles he claimed to own were fully paid for by Global Jet a company that Obure has leadership authority in,” the detectives said in the affidavit.
They also alleged that Obure is a team leader with aspects of leadership at Global Jet International and has his offices at Senteu Plaza where police believe he exercises full decision making responsibility.
In the affidavit, Sgt Bashir Boya said that Obure and his bodyguard Robert Bodo had jointly taken part in the murder of Omwenga.
The prosecution witnesses lined up to testify on the strong connection between Obure, Bodo and Omwenga are employees of Global Jet.
They said if the accused are released on bail they will interfere with the witnesses in the Omwenga murder case.