Three wives of Samuel Muvota, who was shot dead in broad daylight at Mirema driveway a week ago, have come forward to help with investigations.
32-year old Anne Wanja, 28-year old Salome Wairimu and Winnie Wambui have since recorded statements with the police.
Wanja, who stays at Kahawa Wendani, in her statement told detectives that she met with Muvota about two years ago at a club in Nairobi. He told her that he was a car dealer and was yet to marry.
The deceased offered to pay for her child’s school fees and her rent but was not willing to make their relationship official.
Wairimu on the other hand is a resident of Githurai and works at a mobile shop. She claimed to have met Muvota in March and began dating shortly after. He told her that he was employed at the ministry of Livestock. He paid her rent for a whole year and sent her money for upkeep.
Then there is Winnie who stays at Kenyatta Road, Kiambu. Unlike he ‘co-wives’ who claimed that Muvota was never home and always on business trips, she told detectives that he hardly spent a night away from home.
What disturbed her was that he would receive numerous calls from women but would not question their identities or whatever they wanted.
“He was secretive. I never knew any of his friends. However, he used to receive numerous calls from women. I could not ask him whom they were because he detested being questioned,” she recorded in her statement.
According to her, her husband was neither drunk nor smoked. While away from home and out of Nairobi, he would instruct her not to contact him.
“From the word go, he set the rules that I should never call him when he was away from home. He would say: ‘When I need you, I will call you,” she said.
Investigations established that Muvota ran a drink spiking and ATM swapping syndicates with over 50 women as his employees. The women would drug their targets and steal their items including phones, money and ATM cards.
So far, the police have linked one Dennis Karani to Muvota’s murder and he will be held for 14 days as investigations continue.
He is said to have been driving the car that ferried Muvota’s murderer. Karani however said he met Muvota on two occasions and there is no way he was involved in his murder.