He decided to walk after he complained that taxis were charging him too much. Interestingly it is said that the police got that information from a woman whom Mr Keegan had an intimate relationship with.
Investigators now suspect that Mr Keegan was ambushed near Railways, and hit with a blunt object on the head. He slumped to the ground and hit his forehead on the pavement.
The attackers are believed to have taken Mr Keegan’s mobile telephone and a laptop. But it is still a deep mystery why they never ransacked his pockets because his wallet, passport, credit card, cash driving license and shoes were all found intact, something very unusual in a mugging.
Apparently the police also believe that Mr Keegan re-gained consciousness and limped and staggered to the spot where his body was found. The head injuries had taken a heavy toll on him and he dropped dead, police now believe.
A watchman and a taxi driver are being held at the Central Police station in connection with the murder. Interestingly the police tracked them down through Mr Keegan’s stolen mobile phone. Many Kenyans still do not know that the police use mobile telephony technology to track down suspects.
Police arrested the watchman first because he was the first to use the stolen phone. He was of course using a different SIM card, an indication that the attackers had discarded Mr Keegan’s SIM card in the false belief they were safe.
The watchman told detectives from Central police division, who are investigating the murder, that he had found the phone to be too expensive and he had re-sold it to a taxi driver. The watchman claimed the phone was sold to him by a stranger.
The taxi driver was also arrested and he in turn told the detectives that he had sold the phone to another person. Police established from Safaricom that the phone was still in use. However, it seems the third buyer got wind that police were looking and he has since gone underground.
Police are yet to unmask who attacked Mr Keegan and for what motive.
Meanwhile Mr Keegan’s family is seriously considering launching their own investigations into his mysterious death. The family has refused to accept the mugging theory.
The slain journalists’ sister Nikki told a newspaper in
She also revealed that Trent Keegan had been seen by a friend in a bar at about 9:30pm on the night he disappeared. He also phoned his girlfriend 10 minutes later.
The International Committee to Protect Journalists is now investigating the case.
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