Wanted suspect in Nairobi businessman assault case surrenders


Wanted suspect in Nairobi businessman assault case surrenders
Brayan Owino

In Summary

  • Brayan Shem Owino gave himself in at the Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi.
  • According to his lawyer Edwin Sifuna, the accused is set to be arraigned in court on Tuesday over the incident that occurred at Hotel Boulevard two weeks ago.
  • This comes after the High Court on Monday declined to give Owino and his four co-accused anticipatory bail to stop their arrest.

By Steve Shitera

One of the suspects linked to the assault of former Nairobi Business District Association (NBDA) Chairman Timothy Muriuki has surrendered to the police.

Brayan Shem Owino gave himself in at Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi on Monday afternoon after the High Court declined to give Owino and his four co-accused anticipatory bail to stop their arrest.

Owino was later moved to Central Police Station where he is set to spend the night

According to his lawyer Edwin Sifuna, the accused is set to be arraigned in court on Tuesday over the incident that occurred at Hotel Boulevard two weeks ago.

The suspects; Owino, Dishon Mulinge, Ronald Otieno, Michael Mbanya Wathigo and Hussein Suleiman moved to court on Friday claiming that their personal security was at risk as they could be clandestinely and extra judicially eliminated.

Through their lawyers, they said if required for questioning or investigations by the police, they should be questioned at CID headquarters or Mazingira house in the presence of their advocates.

“The applicants are ready and willing to submit themselves to a just and fair legal system in which their fundamental rights and freedoms are respected and protected ,”they said.

The five were captured on camera manhandling Mr. Muriuki accusing him of seeking to taint Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s name.

Police had offered a Ksh.250,000 bounty  for the arrest of each of the suspects.

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