The house in Karen, Nairobi where Mr William Munuhe was found dead in 2003 after a botched attempt to lure Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga into an FBI trap. Mr Kabuga was finally arrested in France on May 16, 2020. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
How hit squad killed man who laid trap for genocide suspect
The arrest of Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga by French police on Saturday brings to mind previous failed efforts to arrest him and the casualties of the attempts.
In 2003, a young Kenyan businessman helping agents from the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to track down Mr Kabuga was murdered by a hit squad.
Mr William Mwaura Munuhe was killed only hours before the genocide suspect with a USD5 million (Sh400 million) bounty on his head could walk into a trap laid at the businessman’s home in Karen, Nairobi.
The death of Mr Munuhe, then a 27-year-old bachelor, was made to look like suicide, police said.
A burning charcoal stove had been placed next to his bed to make it look like he had died of carbon monoxide poisoning.