Two bouncers arrested over death of police officer pushed down stairs at Ngong night club
Two people have been arrested in connection to the death of a Kisumu-based police officer, Moses Oyugi, who was pushed down the stairs of an entertainment joint in Ngong, Kajiado County on July 30, 2022.
Jackline Nduta (34), and Jessey Levi Luyali (22), who both work as bouncers at the Grand Mirage Lounge where the incident happened, are currently in police custody pending arraignment in court on Friday where they will be charged with murder.
According to a police report seen by Citizen Digital, the pair was arrested after homicide detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), who took over the investigations from Ngong police, positively identified them from surveillance footage of the incident.
The entry of the homicide team came amid claims of a cover-up by local police in conjunction with the management of the night club.
In the CCTV footage, Oyugi appears to be accosted by a man in a white t-shirt before a fight ensues thereby attracting the club’s security.
A minute later, a second video capturing the entrance of the club shows the security men pushing Oyugi down the stairs where he landed head first.
Then the man who has since been arrested as the main culprit is also pushed. Luckily, he doesn’t tumble down the stairs.
One of the bouncers walks down to get Oyugi, but unfortunately he was not responsive. The deceased was rushed to Nairobi West hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on August 2.
An autopsy on the body of the 38-year-old father of two conducted by Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor revealed that Oyugi died as a result of a blood clot in the brain brought about by blunt force trauma consistent with a fall off the stairs.
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