7 county officials charged with robbery with violence in Bungoma
Seven Bungoma County Government officials were Wednesday arraigned and charged with robbery with violence and malicious damage of property.
The seven are accused of violently robbing two businessmen who were organizing demonstrations against area Governor Wycliffe Wangamati.
The seven are Celestine Mutaki (Logistics Director), Jonathan Chenjeni (Protocol Officer), Vincent Maunda (Driver), Henry Kitui (driver to the deputy governor), Antony Wamala and Adams Mulama.
Appearing before Bungoma Magistrate John King’ori, they were accused of robbing Zachariah Barasa of Ksh.400,00, a mobile phone, laptop and a power bank on May 17 and also destroying his vehicle.
They also faced a charge of damaging a Mercedes Benz belonging to Moses Lukoye.
They denied the charges and were detained at Bungoma Remand Prison pending a ruling on their bail application.
The prosecution urged the court to deny the accused bail.
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