The Directorate of Crime Investigation (DCI) has taken over the investigation into the death of a police officer who was pushed down a ladder at an entertainment joint in the Nong area of Kajiado County.
Homicide detectives took over the case amid claims of a cover-up by the local police with the management of the nightclub known as the Grand Mirage Lounge.
The incident which took place on 30 July 2022 was captured in the CCTV footage of the establishment.
The brawl started with a man wearing a striped sweater at the counter, who has been identified as Police Constable Musa Oyugi.
He appears to have been stopped by a man in a white T-shirt before the fight, which attracted the club’s security, began.
A few minutes later, a second video clip capturing the entrance to the club shows security personnel pushing Oyugi down the stairs where he had previously landed.
The man in a T-shirt, who has since been arrested as the main culprit, is also pushed. Luckily, he didn’t fall down the stairs.
One of the bouncers comes down to pick up Oyugi, by this time he was not responding.
An autopsy on the body of the 38-year-old father, performed at Nairobi West Hospital by chief government pathologist Johansson Oduor, revealed that Oyugi died as a result of a blood clot in the brain that was caused by blunt force trauma. off the stairs.
Deja Vu Club in Nairobic
Detectives on Thursday arrested two club bouncers, Jacqueline Nduta Gache, 34, and Jesse Levi Luyali, 22, suspected of being behind Oyugi’s push.
In April, a manager and two bouncers working at the Deja Vu club in Nairobi were charged with the murder of a cleric who was murdered at an entertainment joint in March.
On the night of March 5, Charles Chege, a mattu driver, was beaten to death at a nightclub in Kileshawa on charges of stealing a mobile phone.
A disturbing video of the incident shows a gang of bouncers thrashing the 38-year-old with pipes and sticks, in the midst of beatings and kicks at the club.
Chege, a father of three, was found dead the next morning a few meters outside the club.
“His ribs and legs were broken. His head looked as if it had been hit with a sharp object. He also had blood clots all over his body,” Chege’s sister, Anne Fataki, said at the time.
The manager and two bouncers were charged with Chege’s murder along with five other suspects.
The suspects have been identified as Victor Ouma, Victor Okeo, Banaya Sigiro, Robin Kylo, Shadrack Nyakundi, Brian Amadala, Javier Verunga and Derrick Ambaka. Eight appeared before Justice Grace Nzioka via virtual link and were charged with Chege’s murder.
“All of you are accused of murdering Charles Chege jointly on March 6, 2022 at Deja Vu Club Rafta Road in Kileshva,” read the murder charge.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was sent to the Industrial Area Police Station for a hearing scheduled for July.