There was drama at City mortuary after two women claimed to be wives of a thug killed by police last week.
One of the women sought to be recognised as the wife of Ng’ang’a Muhia, 54, who, alongside three others, was shot dead by police last Wednesday in Parklands, Nairobi.
The deceased was identified by family members on Monday. He was from Kwamaiko, Kiambu. His wife, children, and father were present.
A second woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, said she had a child with Ng’ang’a. Her efforts to be recognised as a wife were rebuffed by the deceased’s officially recognised wife who is reported to be in her late 40s.
The two were locked out of a meeting by mortuary staff following the standoff.
Following the shootout last week, police recovered a note in Muhia’s back pocket in which he said his girlfriend would be to blame if he was killed.
The note read: “Should I die, ***** should be blamed for my death. I will have died finding money for her.”
It was not clear if the younger woman was the one Ng’ang’a referred to in the note.
The family members recorded statements at Parklands police station and said Ng’ang’a was a businessman. They were at pains to explain to the detectives the nature of the business he ran.
Ng’ang’a was the driver of the car he and his accomplices were in when they were gunned down by the police at 3rd Parklands Avenue.