Who wanted to kill Mwau 'The Boss?'

Mwau's Range Rover was headed to Intercontinental Hotel when occupants of another salon car that was trailing it shot at it

In June 2011, the then Kilome MP John Harun Mwau, a former senior police officer and a crack marksman, reported that his car had been shot at by unknown gunmen near City Hall, Nairobi.

But police detectives quickly said the shooting was staged. However, the MP was not on board at the time of the attack. Mwau's Range Rover was headed to Intercontinental Hotel when occupants of another salon car that was trailing it shot at it.

No one was injured in the incident but the driver lost control and rammed into another car causing an accident. The attackers escaped soon after the incident and no arrest has been made. Police who visited the scene say six bullets were fired.

Mwau was reportedly waiting for his driver to pick him up from the Intercontinental Hotel where he had been for the better part of the evening, his aides said.

Mwau's driver and bodyguard were arrested and interrogated over the incident. Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere said they did not find any spent cartridges at the scene.

The police boss added that they have also interrogated two occupants of the car that was hit by Mwau's car. The car was later driven to Central Police Station where it remains to date.

Mathew Iteere, then Police Commissioner, said Mwau's driver and bodyguard would be charged with giving false information to the police. It is, however, not clear whether they were charged in court.


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