The much-awaited documentary series Who Killed Dr Robert Ouko and Why?, a major new investigation into the, to date, unsolved murder of the former Foreign Affairs Minister in February 1990, premiered yesterday evening on Citizen TV.
The six-part documentary series will continue running tonight at 9:30 pm, until Tuesday next week.
The production of ‘Murder at Got Alila: Who Killed Dr Robert Ouko…and Why?’ has involved 1000’s of man-hours of research over the last three years. 23 filmed interviews were used in the making of the series and advice sought from over 40 people in off-camera interviews, all of whom were directly or indirectly involved with Dr Robert Ouko murder story. Thousands of pages of testimony and information from all of the available public records, together with material from media archives, were also combed for information.
SECRET US TELEXES
The series also reveals for the first time evidence found in previously unpublished secret and confidential telexes between the US Embassy in Nairobi and the State Department in Washington just before Ouko’s murder and during the investigation into his death.
THE WASHINGTON TRIP
Tonight’s episode focusses on the Washington Trip, which was one of the theories previously reported as a motive behind Ouko’s murder.
ROBERT OUKO’S LAST PUBLIC SPEECH TO BE BROADCAST
Tonight’s programme will also show footage that has never been broadcast before – Ouko’s last public address at the Imperial Hotel in Kisumu, filmed just three days before he was murdered. (CLICK ON LINK FOR A SNEAK PEAK OF THE FOOTAGE)
The documentary series is also supported by a website that is well worth looking at www.murderatgotalila.com
Also of interest is the Kenya Forum’s posting on the subject from February 2012, ‘THE MURDER OF DR ROBERT OUKO: WHY IT MATTERS AND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED