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A former General Service Unit police officer embroiled in a love triangle with former Cabinet Minister Raphael Tujuâ€™s wife was on Tuesday morning found dead at a house in Nairobiâ€™s Upper Hill area.
Police say Tony Ogundaâ€™s body was found lying dead on a sofa at a friendâ€™s house, located outside the Hope Foundation offices.
Lawyer Cliff Ombeta who is representing the deceased in a case where he is accused of trespassing Tujuâ€™s private property told journalists that his client had been receiving death threats before he was discovered dead.
â€œMy assistant actually tried to call him at about 9:20am but his phone went unanswered. I also tried to call him and it was only later that a friend of mine told me that Tony had been found dead,â€ he said.
Ombeta, who visited the scene on Tuesday morning, added that the timing of Ogundaâ€™s death was suspicious and called for speedy investigations.
â€œWhat raised suspicion, for me, was that he was someone I had spoken to. He was very normal; he was very okay, he was in a sober state of mind and he was clear on the things we were talking about,â€ he argued.
The body was taken to the City Mortuary and an investigation into the cause of death launched.
Ogunda, who served as Tujuâ€™s driver when he was Information Minister between 2003 and 2007, was arrested in May after being accused of trespassing the former Ministerâ€™s home in Upper Hill.
In his defence, Ogunda said that he was not trespassing as he had been invited by Tujuâ€™s wife, Ruth Akinyi.
He was taken to Kilimani police station where he recorded a statement further claiming to have been assaulted by Tuju.
The ex GSU officer is a subject in the divorce case filed by Tuju against his wife.
â€œI called him most likely before 4pm. I had spoken to Tony about the investigation where he was alleging that he had been assaulted by Mr Tuju and whether the people he had alleged to have assaulted had been summoned and how far the case had gone,â€ explained Ombeta.