The family of a Kenyan journalist who was brutally murdered after allegedly exposing the whereabouts of Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has spoken out 17 years after his death.
According to a report by the Daily Nation, the family disclosed that it was happy with Kabuga’s arrest stating that it rekindled their hopes for justice for the slain journalist, William Mwaura Munuhe.
Munuhe’s brother, Josephat Mureithi, accused the Kenyan government of being reluctant to hunt down the suspects as the family moved from office to office for help in vain.
Somewhere through their inquest, then police spokesman Mwangi King’ori claimed that the journalist’s death was as a result of suicide but the family refuted the claims and proceeded to sue the Internal Security PS and the Criminal Investigations Department (now renamed DCI)
“I have visited almost all government offices concerned with the matter as well as contacted the International Criminal Court but I have not received any assistance or information regarding my brother’s death.
“It has been a long and painful journey but I thank God that finally, he has been arrested. We can now follow the case and know where to begin,” stated Mureithi.
Kabuga, who was one of the most wanted fugitives in the world, was on Saturday, May 16, 2020, arrested in Paris, France.
Over the years, Kabuga had been on the world’s most-wanted list for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis that saw more than 800,000 people killed.
During the late President Daniel Moi era, Kabuga was believed to have sought refuge in Kenya and according to The Guardian, that was when Munuhe informed the FBI about his whereabouts allegedly to snatch up the Ksh387 million bounty at the time.
Munuhe was found dead inside his home in Karen on January 14, 2003, with his body covered with a blanket, and a bullet wound through his head.
He had reportedly set a trap that would hand the fugitive to the FBI that day. After his death, Kabuga vanished until his arrest on Saturday.
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