Journalist in Ksh.2.8M Mercedes Benz theft case remanded


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In Summary

  • Aaron Ochieng, a former editor with KTN, has been sent to police remand failing to pay Ksh.1 million to his colleague.
  • The money was meant to be paid to Joy Doreen Biira as condition for settling the car theft matter out of court.
  • On Tuesday,  the court forfeited his Ksh.300,000 cash bail to serve as part of settlement.

Aaron Ochieng, a former editor with KTN, has been sent to police remand failing to pay Ksh.1 million to his colleague.

The money was meant to be paid to Joy Doreen Biira as condition for settling the car theft matter out of court.

Ochieng is charged with stealing her Mercedes Benz worth Ksh.2.8million two years ago.

On Tuesday, the court forfeited his Ksh.300,000 cash bail to serve as part of settlement.

Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi remanded the journalist pending payment of Ksh.550,000 as remaining balance.

His attempts to plead for two more months to finish the payment were in vain as the magistrate rejected the request.

“I will not grant you the two months as you failed to finish the matter in the previous court”, Magistrate Andayi said.

The case had come up for a mention to confirm out of court settlement deliberations progress.

Last year, the former editor publicly apologised to Biira, a move he seemingly expected would convince her to withdraw the case.

However, she preferred to enter into negotiations of conditions for the out-of-court settlement.

The court was informed that Ochieng has so far paid Biira Ksh.150,000.

The case will be mentioned on June 5.

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