Dennis Karani the suspect behind the killing of Samuel Muvota in Mirema, Nairobi county has been freed by a court of law due to a lack of evidence.
Karani was released by Milimani resident Magistrate Caroline Muthoni after the prosecution said they had lacked enough evidence linking him to the murder.
“Having no evidence from the prosecution linking the suspect to the murder, I hereby release him and close the miscellaneous file,” the magistrate ruled.
The prosecution was given 14 days to complete its investigation into Karani’s involvement, just a day after he surrendered to the police.
The investigating officer Kapario Lekakeny revealed to the court that Karuri had been charged before a Makadara court yesterday for the offence of drugging two businessmen and stealing from them cash amounting to Sh1.2 million.
According to DCI, Muvota had been arrested on more than 30 occasions in the past 11 years on fraud-related charges.
By the time of his death, the DCI stated, Muvota was purportedly the brains behind an ATM and SIM swapping syndicate operating within Nairobi and its environs, which was minting millions from unsuspecting Kenyans.
Muvota is said to have swindled oblivious Kenyans by scouting and recruiting over 50 women to spike the drinks of unsuspecting revelers frequenting various high-end entertainment joints across the city.
Though it remains unclear why the man was murdered in cold blood, findings by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Unit shed light on Muvota’s alleged line of work, which could possibly have led him to his early grave.