One of 5 Men Who Attacked Ex-NCBDA Chair Timothy Muriuki Surrenders to Police

  • One of five men wanted in connection with the attack on former Nairobi Central Business District Association (NCBDA) chair Timothy Muriuki surrendered to Police on Monday.

    Brian Owino was accompanied by his lawyer Edwin Sifuna who also happens to be the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary-General.

    “He is here with his lawyer,” Nairobi DCI Boss Nicholas Kamwende confirmed.

    Following a brazen attack on Muriuki at the Boulevard Hotel where he was addressing a press conference, police put a Sh500,000 bounty on the heads of Owino and 4 other men in connection with the incident.

    East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Simon Mbugua, a close ally of Governor Sonko, was charged on Wednesday last week with robbery with violence alongside 2 men who were also among those police were hunting down.

    [caption caption="Benjamin Onyango, Anthony Ombok and Simon Mbugua at the Milimani Law Courts on April 9, 2018"][/caption]

    Along with Anthony Otieno Ombok and Benjamin Odhiambo Onyango, Mbugua denied the charge and was released on a Sh200,000 bail.

    Muriuki was stopped from addressing a scheduled press conference before being seriously roughed up.

    He was dragged by the collar and faced threats that he would be thrown into the hotel swimming pool.

    Muriuki was later encircled by a group of motorcycle riders who continued with the attacks.

    He eventually fled to the Norfolk Hotel where he sought refuge.

    While his attackers accused him of planning to malign Governor Mike Sonko's name, Muriuki maintained that his statement was actually in support of the Governor's efforts.

    [caption caption="Timothy Muriuki on April 30, 2018 at the Boulevard Hotel"][/caption]