Thursday, 9 December 2010

Ouko's murder back to haunt Biwott

Nicholas Biwott's prospects of seeking public office in Elgeyo-Marakwet County plummeted today after a parliamentary report prepared five years ago linked him to the murder of Robert Ouko in 1990.

The report, prepared by MPs led by former Kisumu Town East's Gor Sunguh, says Ouko was assassinated at State House Nakuru after he fell out with Biwott following retired President Moi's tour of the USA. The parliamentary report says that evidence showed that Biwott and former Nyanza administrator Julius Kobia were present as Ouko was being abducted by intelligence agents. His charred body was later found in Got Alila, near Kisumu on 13 February 1990.

It has been years, and this is an issue that Biwott wishes could just go away, but it simply cant. It has come back again, with even more questions about if indeed he was behind the murder of the then flamboyant foreign minister. Biwott will not address the media on the subject (yet), helping build a veil of questions among political supporters about what he really knows about this murder.

One thing is clear though, whatever is the truth, political career of the man who makes millions daily from his business empire will hit new low, even probably failing to win senate seat for Elgeyo-Maraket County.

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