Suspected Tanzanian kidnapper released on Sh100,000 bond in Kericho
A Tanzanian woman accused alongside three police officers of abducting a Ugandan citizen along the Kericho-Kisumu highway and attempting to extort money from him has been released by a Kericho court on bond after more than two weeks in custody.
Riziki Paulo was released by Kericho Senior Principal Magistrate George Ong’ondo on a bond of Sh100, 000 and a surety of a similar amount.
Ong’ondo, however, set tough bond terms for Paulo, directing that her passport be withheld at the office of the Kericho district criminal investigations officer (DCIO) after fears were raised by the prosecution that she was a flight risk because she is not a Kenyan citizen.
Paulo was arrested alongside three police officers from Nakuru county – Charles Shikami, Francis Gitau and Steve Muriithi Mwongera – on August 8, 2015 over allegations of abducting Abdul Swaibu and attempting to extort Sh300,000 from him.
The case file had been referred to the DPP and a report is now being awaited on the matter.
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