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Man who shot Osewe to remain in police custody for five days

A businessman who surrendered himself to the police after he shot and wounded the owner of a popular city eatery last week will spend more days in custody.

This is after a Makadara Senior Principal Magistrate Anjello Kithinji allowed the police’s request to have Tom Oywa Mboya, who shot K’Osewe Ranalo Foods restaurateur William Osewe, to be detained for five days at the Kasarani police station pending the conclusion of investigations.

Mr Osewe was shot in the stomach three times and on the leg by Mr Mboya, a licensed firearm holder, just after the two had had lunch together at a fish joint near Roasters Inn on Thika Road.

QUARREL OVER WOMAN

The December 1 incident allegedly happened after a quarrel ensued concerning a woman.

According to investigating officer Charles Musyimi, investigations into the shooting incident are not complete and the police fear that if the suspect is relaesed on bond, he may interfere with potential witnesses, considering that he is an influential businessman.

He also told court that two victims of the shooting are still admitted in hospital and have not recorded statements while pointing out that Mr Osewe is in a very serious condition.

The officer also told the court that the police had not yet been issued with P3 forms, which are important in the case and that cartridges as well as other exhibits are yet to be forwarded for forensic examination.

GOOD FAITH

“One of the victims is still in hospital in serious condition and more serious charges may be preferred if his condition does not improve, I request that the suspect be remanded for ten days to allows us complete necessary investigation,” Mr Musyimi said.

“This application is made in good faith and in the interest of justice.”

Mr Mboya was arrested on the fateful day, disarmed and locked up in the cells at the Kasarani police station.

The suspect, faces charges related to attempted murder and misuse of a firearm.