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Was The Dreaded GSU Involved In Mboya's Murder?

3 people at scene mboyas death_1This article quotes police sources as saying Nahashon Njenga (the purported gunman who killed Tom Mboya) was accompanied by 2 other men. Earlier stories indicate eye witnesses saying they saw at least 2 men (Njenga and another man). Police arrested 3 men (who they do not name) who were 'helping them' with investigations, later they say the other 2 men who were with Njenga 'could not be found', Who were these men?

Would Njenga be stupid enough to shoot Tom Mboya in broad daylight then go straight to his own house and hide the murder weapon in his roof? Unless he had powerful accomplices in the security forces who he knew could handle the 'matter'. Is one of these the 'Big man' he referred to under police interrogation?

In another earlier article in the Standard newspaper, leaked cables from the US embassy reveal that a Kanu official named Mukeka alerted US officials of a plan to kill then Vice President Moi soon after JM kariuki's murder.

Mukeka claimed to be close to top Kamba and Kikuyu politicians. He said that the those behind the plan were the same people who murdered Tom Mboya. The planner of that assassination he said was a man named Muigai (nicknamed Lumumba)

Could this man have also been at the scene with Njenga or was he the 'Big man' Njenga reffered to?

In both the JM murder and the alleged plot to kill Moi, the name of Ben Gethi features prominently. Gethi was the dreaded boss of the GSU, later to become Police Commissioner.

The question is, where was Gethi during Mboyas assassination! Njenga was a youth winger and an informer to the then special branch. Did he know Gethi personally? The mission of the GSU is to “to execute airborne operations in order to counter both external and internal threats.” More on the GSU here.

Was Mboya seen as a threat to internal security? Was JM seen as the same? Was Moi also at one point considered a threat to external security?

Did the police report into Mboya's murder specifically mention Njenga as the gunman? or did it just say the murder weapon was found in his house? Wouldn't Njenga have thrown away the gun or hidden it as far from himself as possible had he been the real gunman? Could Njenga have agreed to hide the gun for someone else who he feared, or had so much confidence in he had no qualms about taking it to his house? Was he thinking of returning the gun to its rightful owner later on? Was he telling police to ask the 'big man' because they (Police) also knew who he was and who had really pulled the trigger?

Many questions remain unanswered and parliament are now trying to alter the report of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation (TJRC) report, in the hope of removing the names of some powerful people mentioned in it!

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