Seven Nairobi County askaris facing robbery with violence charges


Seven Nairobi County askaris facing robbery with violence charges
Philemon Kimei, Peter Gitau and Bernard Kogi in court

Seven Nairobi County City Askaris have been arraigned in court and charged with robbery with violence.

In the first charge sheet, Philemon Kimei, Peter Gitau and Bernard Kogi were charged with robbing Mr Cyrus Maingi of Ksh 600 on October  29, 2017 along Forest Lane in Ngara, Nairobi while armed.

The three officers who were allegedly armed with knives and an axe were also accused of threatening to use actual violence on Mr Maingi.

In the second case, four officers; John Ndukuyu Muchoki, Maurice Kisoi Mwonga, David Ndome Mwangi and Wabwoba Maruti were accused of robbing a hawker, Benson Githinji, Ksh 150 and vests worth Ksh 20,000 in Eastleigh on the same day.

The four county askaris who were allegedly armed with Pangas, rungus and mental bars were also accused of stealing 14 pairs of bed sheets valued at Ksh 5,600 from Jeremiah Wambugu.

John Ndukuyu Muchoki, Maurice Kisoi Mwonga, David Ndome Mwangi and Wabwoba Maruti in court

The seven appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Mugure.

The court released the first three askaris on a cash bail of Ksh 100,000 each with the hearing set for November 30.

The other four were released on a cash bail of Ksh 100,000 each with the hearing set for November 29.

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