Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of Moses Oyugi, a Kisumu-based police officer who was pushed down the stairs of a nightclub in Ngong, Kajiado County, on July 30, 2022.

Jackline Nduta (34), and Jessey Levi Luyali (22), both bouncers at the Grand Mirage Lounge where the incident occurred, are being held in police custody pending their arraignment in court on Friday, where they will face murder charges.

According to police, the pair was apprehended after homicide detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), who took over the investigation from Ngong police, positively identified them from surveillance footage of the incident.

The homicide team was called in amid allegations of a cover-up by local police and the nightclub’s management.

In the CCTV footage, Oyugi appears to be approached by a man in a white t-shirt before a fight breaks out, attracting the attention of the club’s security.

A minute later, a second video from the club’s entrance shows security men pushing Oyugi down the stairs, where he landed head first.

The man who has since been arrested as the main suspect is then pushed as well. Fortunately, he does not fall down the stairs.

One of the bouncers walks down to find Oyugi, but he is unresponsive. The deceased was rushed to Nairobi West Hospital, where he died on August 2 from his injuries.

Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor conducted an autopsy on the 38-year-old father of two and discovered that Oyugi died as a result of a blood clot in the brain caused by blunt force trauma consistent with a fall down the stairs.

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