Dr Robert Ouko

Murdered 13th Feb. 1990


The murder of Dr. Robert Ouko, Kenya’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the 13th February, 1990, is perhaps the most well-known and mysterious cases in Kenya’s history from a country that has witnessed many unexplained killings. 21 years after the event the file on Dr. Ouko’s murder remains open, the case unsolved and his murderers, if they are still alive, at large.

For all of those 21 years the investigation into Dr. Ouko’s death has been hampered and obscured by a lack of objectivity, misreporting by some and even direct interference by others. Too often myths surrounding the case have been built on bungled investigations, confused testimony, hearsay, rumours, ‘tenuous’ factual evidence, dubious conjecture and even outright lies, which for many have been taken as ‘truer than the truth’.

Kenya Unsolved’s objective is to look again at the evidence in the public domain, to base a new case squarely on the facts and objective analysis, and to seek new evidence and authoritative testimony that could help reveal the truth of Dr. Ouko’s murder.

As such it is a work in progress that hopefully will grow organically with assistance from the site’s readers.

The text currently stands at some 20,000 words supported by 600 pages of evidence and testimony from 125 documents. On these readers may base their own thoughts and analysis, and we hope journalists find it an authoritative source of information.

We welcome comment for publication sent by readers, suggestions as to other documentation that should be made available, as we do the correction of any errors. Readers may also send information and testimony in confidence.

Why is the need to uncover the truth about Robert Ouko’s murder still important and relevant 21 years after his death? Because he deserves it, the innocent and falsely accused deserve it, and both Kenya and Kenyans need it for Truth, Justice and Reconciliation to prevail.

The Unsolved Team                                       info@kenyaunsolved.com

Forward to the Dr Robert Ouko Factfile:

NB: Early in the investigation into Dr. Ouko’s murder President Moi called in a team from New Scotland Yard, London, led by Superintendent John Troon. Troon produced two reports, an ‘Interim’ and a ‘Final’ report. Readers will note that Troon’s reports and testimony given to the Scotland Yard team are referred to from the outset of this study.