Driver charged with sending MP Sankok threatening text message


Driver charged with sending MP Sankok threatening text message
Raphael Papaya Torome

In Summary

  • He was charged that on March 3, 2019, with intent to extort money from his former boss Mr. Sankok, without reasonable or probable course, sent and caused the MP to receive text messages containing threats.
  • Sankok, through his advocate George Wajakoya opposed his release on basis that the former driver is a threat to the MP and his family.
  • Sankok is alleged to have fired Papaya without following due diligence.

Raphael Papaya Torome the former driver for Nominated MP David Ole Sankok was on Friday charged with sending threatening messages to his former boss.

Papaya was arraigned at Nairobi Milimani Court before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku and charged with the offence of demanding property by written threats.

The former driver was charged that on March 3, 2019, with intent to extort money from his former boss Mr. Sankok, without reasonable or probable course, sent and caused the MP to receive text messages containing threats of detriment to him and his family if his demands for money were not complied.

Papaya denied the allegations and the prosecution did not oppose his being released on bail/bond terms but Sankok, through his advocate George Wajakoya opposed his release on basis that the former driver is a threat to the MP and his family.

The magistrate ruled that there were no compelling reasons to deny the accused freedom and released him on a cash bail of Ksh.80,000 with an alternative bond of Ksh.100,000 on conditions not to engage the complainant or contact witnesses in the matter.

Sankok is alleged to have fired Papaya without following due diligence.

The case will be mentioned on April 26, 2019.

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