Kenya Police produce Kabuga’s ‘look alike’
The Isiolo based businessman Daniel Muthee Ngera flanked by his family and lawyer appeared at a press conference called by police spokesman Eric Kiraithe Thursday afternoon.
Ngera says he learnt about reports that he was being linked to the fugitive through relatives who watched the story that was aired over the weekend.
Speaking to journalists at the Police Headquarters in Nairobi, Ngera said that he will institute legal action against the station that aired the story adding that his family has been subjected to unnecessary psychological torture.
The-58-year-old businessman said that he has been forced to close his timber shop and also flee his home since the story was aired.
Ngera and his family have since been accorded 24 hour armed security. He said the fugitive is not in the country noting that a taskforce formed in 2007 to trace Kabuga has to date carried 30 investigative trips in various parts of the country including all border points.
He said FBI detective are in the task force that has been given unfetted access to every party of the country in their efforts to investigate the matter.
“Considering all this efforts and the fact that there is a 400 million bounty on his head, the government of Kenya we don’t believe that Kabuga be hiding anywhere in this country” Kiraithe said.
Meanwhile, Kiraithe stated that Dr. Peter Rakwach who passed away on Friday last week and was alleged to have at one time treated Kabuga has never served in the military.
He further clarified that the family of late Rakwach did not suspect any foul play in his death.
“The family visited police headquarters and informed us that they are fully aware of the circumstances under whch there their beloved father and husband died and that they don’t suspect any foul play” added the police boss.
He said the deceased wife had requested police protection against harassment.
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation