Sleuths from the DCI are currently investigating a last-minute call that was made by a thug that killed KBC journalist Betty Mutekhele after shooting her twice in the head, at a close range.
The shooter is reported to have accompanied Mutekhele to her bedroom upstairs, where he wanted to be given money and other valuables.
Sources privy to the investigations stated that a key witness who was hiding in the house disclosed that the thug was receiving instructions on phone from an unknown person, that the officers are interested in.
“Sisi tumetimbua (We have killed her),” the witness overheard.
Barasa arrived at her home at about 8.20pm when a gang that was waiting by forced their way into the compound as the gate was opened.
Mutekhele’s househelp is reported to have gone to open the gate when she saw the three who had reportedly been hiding in a nearby unfinished home still under construction, when she ran and hid in the company of one of Mutekhele’s daughter.
“There were screams and this prompted Mutekhele’s husband to walk out and check what the matter could be. It is here that the thugs asked Mutekhele to alight from his car and get inside the house together with her husband.
“The trio spent the first five minutes looking for the house help and they did not get her. She was hiding together with Mutekhele’s daughter,” a source privy to the matter reported.
The robbers then left their home with her laptop and mobile phone.
Police are currently piecing up out whom the recipient of the phone call was, and why Mutekhele was the main target.
They are also trying to establish whether the thugs were after money or killing her.