- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 22, 2003

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) A Kenyan working with the United States to capture a Rwandan genocide suspect with a $5 million bounty on his head has been killed, authorities said yesterday.
William Mwaura Munuhe was found dead at his home in the affluent Nairobi suburb of Karen on Jan. 17, two days after the U.S. Embassy and Kenyan police tried to trap genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, police spokesman King'ori Mwangi said.
There was blood on Mr. Munuhe's body, Mr. Mwangi said, but the cause of death has not been determined.
The independent Daily Nation newspaper reported yesterday that Mr. Munuhe, 27, was shot in the head, but that his death was made to look like a suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning.
It was not immediately known when Mr. Munuhe died.
The U.S. Embassy suspects the killing "was connected with Mr. Kabuga's efforts to evade capture," spokesman Peter Claussen said.
Mr. Kabuga, a wealthy businessman from Rwanda's majority-Hutu community, is believed to have helped finance the 1994 genocide in which more than 500,000 Rwandans, most of them minority Tutsis, were killed.
Under the U.S. Rewards for Justice program, up to $5 million is offered to anyone providing information leading to Mr. Kabuga's capture.
Kenyan and U.S. security officials staked out Mr. Munuhe's house for nearly eight hours on Jan. 15 after receiving information that Mr. Kabuga was to visit. He never showed up.
Two days later, police went to the house and found Mr. Munuhe's body.

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