Gatundu South MP denied bond in murder case, to remain in custody

Gatundu South MP Gabriel Kagombe, who was arrested over the death of a boda boda rider David Nduati Wataha, will remain in police custody until Friday, June 7, after the High Court in Machakos declined to free him on bond.

At the same time, a Kiambu County MCA Peter Mburu Mungai was charged at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi with conspiracy to commit a crime through the publication of false information regarding the land for the construction of a modern market before the killing of the rider.

Mr Mungai, a relative of a senior employee in the Kiambu County Government Patrick Ng’ang’a Mungai, and Mr Kagombe were arrested by crime busters on Friday in connection with the killing of Mr Wataha.

“The arrest and detention of Kagombe (MP), Mungai (MCA Kamenu Ward) and Ng’ang’a revolve around the construction of the modern market within Thika Municipality,” defence lawyer Njiru Ndegwa told magistrate Ben Mark Ekhubi.

Before High Court Judge Francis Rayola in Machakos, Mr Kagombe did not take a plea as the prosecution applied to be allowed to take him for mental assessment before he can be asked to answer to murder charges. Justice Rayola directed the police to take him to Kiambu County Referral Hospital for a mental assessment On June 5, before he is formally charged on Friday.

“On whether or not the accused person should be released on anticipatory bond terms as issued in Kiambu on miscellaneous application number 804/24 is a matter of further litigation,” ruled the judge. The plea to release the lawmaker on bond was opposed by the State counsel on the basis of the information which had been filed, stating that bail is not permissible at this stage. “On this score I do agree with the State counsel that anticipatory bail granted only applied before charges are filed. Once formal charges are filed, the same anticipatory bail is overtaken by events and the accused person will apply for new bail/bond terms once formally charged before this court,” Mr Rayola ruled.

Trouble befell the first-term MP when he accompanied National Assembly Majority Leader and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wah, Gatundu North MP Elijah Njoroge, Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a and other Kiambu politicians to commission a proposed market project a fortnight ago. He is accused of opening fire when two groups of Kiambu politicians and their supporters clashed over the market project. According to a charge sheet seen by Nation, the Director of Public Prosecutions is planning to charge the lawmaker with killing Mr Nduati.

“On the May 17, 2024, at around 4:30pm at Kimuchu in Makongeni Location in Thika West Sub-County in Kiambu County, he murdered David Nduati Wataha,” reads a section of the charge sheet seen by the Nation and signed by Gikuhi Gichuhi, an assistant Director of Public Prosecutions on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

AM Live

AM Live is NTV's morning current affairs show that sets the agenda for the day with insightful panels every weekday.


Business Redefined

Business Redefined is Kenya’s premier thought leadership platform for unpacking matters regarding economic and finance policy as well demystifying complex developments in the region’s capital markets.


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Full Episodes

A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Gumzo La Sato

Gumzo La Sato is a live social issues show that aims to create awareness about issues affecting the larger society. The discussions range from Parenting, Marital bliss and struggles, Oppression, violence, and all matters of the Heart.

Health Diary

Health Diary is a weekly show that highlights different types of diseases/conditions and seeks ways to prevent, treat/manage them. The show debunks this through real life stories and also feature specialists in different fields, to offer medical advice on the same.

Letter To My Younger Self

Letter To My Younger Self is a podcast where guests get to write a letter to their younger self, from which Maxine formulates questions to ask them during the hour-long show.

Mazao Talks

Mazao looks at agriculture and agribusiness

Nation Reports

Nation Reports is a weekly podcast offers an opportunity for listeners to interact with various reporters and journey with them as they unravel the biggest most emotive stories.

One Health Lens Podcast

Discussing health matters and human stories from Kenya and across Africa. We talk big picture from people to policy, ecosystems, and everything in between. Follow us on LinkedIn:

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost peeks through the story of Louis Otieno, the times, and everything in between.



Speaking of GEN Z

Speaking of Gen Z brings you entertaining but meaningful conversations about a generation that is trying to navigate through adulthood. Join hosts Michelle, Jackie and Esther as they unravel all things Gen Z.

Sport On

Sport-On is a 30-minute sports magazine show on NTV and 3 hours on NATION FM. The show seeks to give the sports “fanatics” and “funatics” comprehensive and in-depth coverage of sports both locally and internationally.


The extent of technological growth is beyond mere acknowledgment; it has seamlessly integrated into our daily existence. A few years ago, the notion of paying electricity bills through mobile money or recharging with 'tokens' in Kenya seemed inconceivable. Online product sales were considered distant, and artificial intelligence is rapidly reshaping various facets of our lives. Amidst these technological leaps, those with a solid understanding of tech can navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and build a sustainable livelihood. Tech over Show aims to be the platform facilitating discussions among thought leaders, innovators, tech companies, and the government, addressing challenges and opportunities in Kenya's thriving tech industry.


Thamani is a business show which is dedicated to emerging issues regarding micro, small and medium size businesses.

The Politalk podcast

This is The Politalk podcast. Here we look into the ins and outs of everything Kenyan politics. We pull no punches and have no reason to sugarcoat anything that matters to Kenyans.

The Trend

A two-hour-long live show that airs on Fridays. The show focuses on what is current in the entertainment industry, controversial and popular across all media platforms targeting those aged between 25 and 35 years.

The trend podcast

The trend podcast highlights and captures the best of banter from #TTTT segment that airs every Friday on NTV. It's the TTTT EXTRA

The Wicked Edition

The Wicked Edition with Dr. King’ori seeks to address serious issues through humour and relatable wit. It is a two-part half hour show filmed in front of a live audience


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula


Twende is a travel show that highlights beautiful, unique, diverse locations, people, and cultures. The show offers fresh perspectives on familiar locations and memorable experiences in new ones.


This Saturday evening lifestyle show lets viewers share their stories and life experiences as openly & honestly for the purpose of shifting the culture of silence.

VIP Access

VIP ACCESS is Anyiko Owoko’s YouTube and podcast show on Music and Culture dedicated to promoting Africa’s most promising talent and creatives. This podcast grants you VIP access into timeless interviews while providing a platform for rising as well as established artists across the continent. Since launching in 2018, Anyiko has interviewed over 70 African music stars.


This weekly news show aims to have all sides of debate but not be constrained by it, listen to main voices in the contest but not allow them to hold the viewers hostage, entertain debate but allow push back with all due respect.

When death do us part

In this podcast, three widowers openly speak about the process of grief, how they found themselves exposed to the emotional turmoil of losing their wives, and how society still does not know how to deal with them.

Your World

Your World is a health, wellness and variety show. It provides a platform for audiences and experts to share their experiences on how to improve or manage health issues, across Kenya and the Africa region.