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Man Accused of Mirema Shooting Surrenders



The suspect alleged to be the mastermind of the Mirema broad daylight shooting of Samuel Mugo Mugota has surrendered to the police. 

Dennis Gachoki Karani, denied plotting the murder of Mugota, who was accused of running a drug spiking cartel through which over 50 women were used to swindle unsuspecting revellers in entertainment joints. 

Karani, in video seen by refuted being a fugitive. He spoke to the press outside the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) along Kiambu Road where he was expected to record a statement. 

“I was in Nakuru when I learnt that the DCI labelled me as the most dangerous and armed criminal,” the suspect who was accompanied by his lawyer noted. 

DCI’s notice on Denis Karani Gachoki, the main suspect behind the daylight murder of Samuel Mugoh Muvota in Mirema, Nairobi.


“Someone recognized me and told me that police had launched a manhunt and were tracking me down. Since then my life turned topsy turvy and I have lacked peace,” he added. 

Karani, nonetheless, acknowledged that he was an acquaintance of the deceased. However, the two only met twice. 

“I knew him but I had never had his contact. I got to know him in 2018 during a wedding ceremony in Meru. A friend of mine introduced me to Mugota. After the wedding, we used the same vehicle back to Nairobi.

“We never exchanged the contacts. At the time of his murder, I was in Nakuru when I heard that he has been killed. I learnt about his death through the media,” the suspect explained. 

The DCI, in their earlier statement, claimed that the two reportedly differed on the proceeds of the mchele spiking syndicate. 

Dennis Karani Gachoki arrives at the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Monday, May 23, 2022

Dennis Karani Gachoki arrives at the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Monday, May 23, 2022


“This among other beefs are suspected to have led to a bitter fallout leading to Monday’s, May 16, daylight murder of Samuel Mugoh Muvota, who has left behind seven grieving widows and countless children,” DCI wrote. 

Gachoki, however, denied the allegations, arguing that he was a renowned businessman trading in cereals. 

DCI detectives are expected to grill the suspect, who they had earlier alleged was in contact with rogue accomplices who aided him to evade arrest. 

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