Hezekiah Oyugi (died 1992) was head of internal security for the Republic of Kenya in 1990 when Foreign Minister Robert Ouko was murdered. Both he and energy minister Nicholas Biwott were named as “principal suspects” in the crime by a British investigator during a commission of inquiry. Both were arrested but freed after two weeks for “lack of evidence”.
Kenya: Hezekiah Oyugi Was Poisoned: Family Speaks 28 Years Later
Fit as a fiddle, the man with a razor-sharp memory is armed with a series of documents as he prepares to defend himself against allegations that could tear the country apart.
Hezekiah Oyugi, the Permanent Secretary for Internal Security, has been arguably the most powerful individual in the country after President Daniel Moi.
Provincial administrators stand up and salute whenever he calls them, and President Moi dines in his home whenever he visits the South Nyanza region.
But, he has now fallen from grace. He is accused of having a hand in the murder of Robert Ouko, Kenya’s influential Foreign Affairs minister, touted by powerful foreign nations as the man who could have been president. The year is 1990.
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