In an interview with TV47, Edwin Omuse refuted claims that he was going to kill his lover after he was reported to have taken a loaded G3 rifle and headed to Thika to kill his lover of four years.
He stated that he had no motive to commit the crime as if he did, he would have since he knew her whereabouts.
“If I wanted to kill her, I would because I knew exactly where she was,” Omuse maintained.
The officer further dismissed claims that his lover had defrauded him of money.
He raised suspicion after a whistleblower who spotted him at the Kangeta trading centre in possession of a rifle hidden in a sack phoned his colleague Caroline Wamboi to report the matter.
The warder stationed at Kangeta Prison explained that he had only stepped out of his station while on duty and was late in returning the gun.
“By the time I was leaving the Kangeta Station, my shift was not over and I could not return the gun before time hence I had to travel with it,” he stated.
He was arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday, August 26, after being termed armed and dangerous.
After gathering intel on his girlfriend’s whereabouts, they moved her to safety and waited for his move.
Omuse, who is currently in police custody at Thika Police Station, expressed hope that justice would prevail and his name would be cleared.