Journalist Stephen Sangira in court over NCBDA chair assault


Journalist Stephen Sangira in court over NCBDA chair assault
Stephen Sangira together with EALA MP Simon Mbugua. Photo/Courtesy

In Summary

  • Sangira was charged alone even though he was arrested together with EALA MP Simon Mbugua and two others.
  • Police had requested the court to detain the accused for a period of seven days but the application was opposed by Resident Magistrate Miriam Mugure who released Sangira on a cash bail of Ksh.200,000 pending investigations.

Journalist Stephen Sangira, the fourth suspect linked to the assault of former NCBDA chairman Timothy Muriuki was on Wednesday arraigned in court and charged with robbery with violence.

Sangira was charged separately even though he was arrested together with EALA MP Simon Mbugua and two others.

Police had requested the court to detain the accused for a period of seven days but the application was opposed by Resident Magistrate Miriam Mugure who released Sangira on a cash bail of Ksh.200,000 pending investigations.

Francis Mwita, an investigating officer told the court that they required more time to carry out an identification parade saying they believe Sangira is connected to a series of other offences committed within the city.

Mwita said Sangira is also being investigated over the attack and robbery of Muriuki at Boulevard hotel on April 30.

The hearing was set for July 17 and 18.

 

For Citizen TV updates
Join @citizentvke Telegram channel



Video Of The Day: | BULLDOZERS FOR SANITIZERS | Families remain in the cold after evictions from Kariobangi sewage estate

Avatar
Story By Dzuya Walter
More by this author