MP in arson case referred to Machakos Law Courts

MP in arson case referred to Machakos Law Courts

The High Court has directed Mavoko Member of Parliament Patrick Makau to appear before Machakos Law Courts to answer to arson charges.

According to the charge sheet presented in court, it is alleged that on July 6th, 2016 at Syokimau AP Post in Athi River Sub County within Machakos County, jointly with others not before the court, the MP willfully and unlawfully set on fire the Syokimau Administration Police Post container, APs police uniform, four wooden beds and mattresses valued at 500,000 shillings, the property of National Police Service.

He is also expected to be charged with incitement to violence and destroying evidence.

The prosecution alleges that he knew that the police container will be required in evidence in judicial proceedings pending at the Milimani Law Courts.

“The accused with others not before court willfully destroyed and set fire the said APs container with intent to prevent it being used in evidence,” read the charge sheet.

Justice Luka Kimaru directed the law maker to answer to the charges Monday.

According to the prosecution the container had been secured as an exhibit in a murder case of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

Makau surrendered to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road Monday morning.

Makau is accused of leading boda boda operators to Syokimau AP Post, and torched the premises where Kimani, Mwenda and Muiruri were held before being brutally murdered by unknown people and their bodies dumped in Ol-Donyo Sabuk River in Machakos County.

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