• The family claimed they were chased away from the station when they went to report Wycliffe’s death.
The family of Wycliffe Owenga, the older brother of the late car dealer Kevin Omwenga are mourning the double tragedy.
Both brothers were murdered in unclear circumstances and Wycliffe was the key witness in Kevin's murder in August last year.
Kevin was shot dead in his house at Galana Suites in Kilimani, Nairobi. Gold dealer Chris Obure and his security guard Robert Bodo Ouko were arrested and charged with the murder.
They were released on bond.
Almost a year later, Kevin's younger brother Wycliffe was found dead in his house in Riruta on July 21, 2021.
Police decribe the lifeless boys as having “few bloodstains”. The cause of the death was yet to be established.
His uncle Kennedy Ongwae said, “As a family, we are in shock given the mysterious death of Wycliffe which has happened less than a year after his brother was brutally murdered. We are seeking answers from authorities,” Ongwae said.
He said he had talked to Wycliffe on the phone a day before his body was discovered in the house. The uncle had sent him to an insurance firm to undertake some transactions.
“On Wednesday, he did not pick his calls and it forced us to send a boda boda rider and my sister to his house. They discovered the body,” Ongwae said.
Wycliffe's body was found in his bedroom and the house was apparently locked from inside. Police said they are looking for an unidentified woman who was seen leaving the house late on Tuesday evening.
However, officers at the Riruta police station are under inquiry for failing to register the death as required by law.
The family claimed they were chased away from the station when they went to report Wycliffe’s death.
A team of detectives from the DCI headquarters has joined the probe. They are expected to establish the motive behind Wycliffe's murder.
“He could have been killed by parties who have an interest in many issues at hand. And given the manner in which officers at the station acted, it raises many questions,” an officer aware of the prob said.
The team visited the scene where the body was found and interrogated neighbours. They also interrogated police officers at the station over their conduct.
Wycliffe's relatives said they were forced to use private means to take the body to the mortuary after the officers at the Riruta police station said they did not have a vehicle.
They claimed they had to beg the officers to give them a note showing that Wycliffe lived alone so they can be allowed to break into his house and remove the body.
Wycliffe was yet to testify in his brother's murder case.
Kilimani head of DCI Stephene Tanki said they were investigating the death of Wycliffe to know those behind and their motive. A postmortem has been planned for Tuesday.