Dennis Ngengi Mungai, the mysterious eyewitness who has become the talk of social media for witnessing the accident in which Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru died, is being probed to determine whether he is a police officer as he had claimed earlier among other things.
Mungai aroused the internet on Tuesday, November 7, after narrating to journalists what had happened during the accident that killed the county boss.
His story is interesting because, whether by coincidence or otherwise, he also witnessed yet another accident in Nakuru, the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of four Jubilee Party campaigners and a pilot just weeks ago. He said he was a ‘State pilot’ at the time.
His timing is what is raising eyebrows, with Kenyans taking to social media to demand for an immediate probe on the ‘super witnesser’.
Zipo.co.ke has now learnt that the Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet has said that he will open investigations on the identity of the mysterious eyewitness who allegedly witnessed the aforesaid crashes.
Speaking at the Mombasa port on Wednesday, November 8, where he was commissioning surveillance boats meant to boost war on illegal trade on Indian Ocean, Boinnet said he was mostly interested in establishing whether Mungai is a police officer as had claimed in Nakuru.
“It is said that there is an individual who appeared in both scenes of accidents. It is claimed that he is a police officer but I am not certain about that. But I will find out if it is true he is an officer or not.” Boinnet revealed.
He went on to add that Mungai will be questioned on what he was doing at the two accident scenes if at all he is a cop. “If yes he really is an officer, then I will be interested in knowing what he might be doing in those two accidents.” Boinnet said.
Following the Twitter outcry, Mungai denied he is the same person who was interviewed at the shores of Lake Nakuru saying he is a businessman who imports and sells goods locally.