By Judith Gicobi
Dennis Karani Gachoki, the prime suspect in the May 16th broad daylight shooting on Mirema Drive, has been freed.
Gachoki was released on Wednesday, June 8, after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) accused him of being an accomplice in the murder of businessman Samuel Muvota.
After the prosecution convinced Milimani principal magistrate Carolyne Muthoni Njagi that there was insufficient evidence linking Gachoki to the dead businessman’s murder, the suspect was released.
“The respondent has been cooperative and has given us an easy time during the entire period of the investigation, so I’m requesting the miscellaneous file be closed, for we have not found any evidence linking Gachoki to the murder,” the lead investigating officer stated in court.
The DCI claimed in its investigations that Gachoki was the driver of the getaway car utilized by the shooter to depart the crime scene.
A day after Gachoki surrendered to police, the prosecution was given two weeks to conclude its investigation.
Gachoki was suspected by the DCI of assisting and abetted the crime, and he could be able to help find the individual who pulled the trigger.