Presidential aspirant charged in court with attempted suicide

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Peter Solomon Gechira

Independent Presidential aspirant Peter Solomon Geshira has been arraigned in court and charged with three counts of offenses among them attempted suicide, creating disturbance and malicious damage to property.

Geshire is accused committing the offenses on May 27th 2017 at IEBC offices at anniversary towers in Nairobi County.

Geshira is alleged to have attempted to jump from IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukatis’ office window in the 6th floor of anniversary towers.

The Aspirant is said to have created disturbance in manner likely to cause breach of peace and also maliciously damaged an Air conditioner machine.

The accused is alleged to have committed the offenses while demanding an explanation as to why he cannot be cleared to vie as an independent presidential candidate in the coming general elections.

Geshire denied the charges before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and was released on a bond of Sh 200,000 or alternative cash bail of Sh 200,000.

However, through his lawyer, Geshire told the court that they will be filing an appeal against IEBC at the constitutional court on grounds that it is as a result of a judgement delivered by high court judge George Odunga that made the him appear at the electoral offices to submit his papers for clearance.

The case will be mentioned on June 12th 2017 and will be heard on June 15th 2017.