Top lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi on Tuesday made fresh allegations that Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro has attempted to kill him twice.
In a statement at the Kilimani Police Station on Tuesday, Mr Abdullahi named two police officers attached to Mr Muhoro’s office as having attempted to kill him.
He renewed his call to Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet to institute an independent team of officers, not attached to the DCI, to investigate the matter.
The senior counsel had on April 3 reported that Mr Muhoro had attempted to take his life before the end of March but did not succeed because the lawyer travelled to Dubai and Australia.
On Tuesday, he said that another attempt on his life was on March 12, when he had dinner with his Tatu City client at the Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi.
“I have reliably learnt from credible sources within the police service that, on that night, a car with four Criminal Investigations Department officers trailed me immediately I left the hotel on my way home,” said Mr Abdullahi.
Without mentioning who had instructed the officers, he added: “Mr Muhoro is an integral part of a group of individuals who want to defraud properties from the beneficial owners, who are Tatu City.”
Mr Muhoro responded to Mr Abdullahi’s initial statement with allegations that Mr Abdullahi feared for his life because he had swindled some people out of their property.
However, Mr Abdullahi on Tuesday denied the claim and said Mr Muhoro planned to kill him and later blame “Russian mafia”.
Said Mr Abdullahi’s lawyer Dennis Mosota: “It is now upon the investigators to discharge their responsibility objectively.”
Mr Muhoro was not immediately available to comment on the fresh allegation by the Nairobi lawyer and publisher.