Political activist Brian Weke has been arrainged in court and charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.
Weke is alleged to have assaulted Mbita Parliamentary Aspirant james Agembe Akali on April 28th at T-mall in Langata within Nairobi County jointly with others not before court, thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm.
.Weke denied the charges before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Helen Onkwani and was released on a Cash bail of Sh 200,000 or a bond of Sh 500,000 and a surety of the same amount.
He is charged alongside three other people who did not appear before court to plead to the charges thereby warrants of arrest were issued against them.
The activist’s co-accused persons are Asman Bilali Ngila, George Onyango Ochieng and Nicholus Odhiambo Olum.
Weke who is the Chief Executive officer of the Institute for Education in Democracy is said to have assaulted Akali and Isiaiah Omondi Olango a police officer attached to the Ethics and Economic Crimes court.
The case will be mentioned on June 12, 2017 and will be heard on July 20th 2017.
According to a police covering report Akali who was seeking to dislodge incumbent Millie Odhiambo, had travelled to Nairobi to file a complaint over what he said were massive irregularities in Mbita nominations.
The battle for the Raila Odinga-led party ticket in the constituency had turned tragic after a man campaigning for Odhiambo was killed in Mbita during the nominations
Akali had reported to the police that his life was in danger saying that unknown people were trailing him with the intention of causing harm due to his “popularity ahead of the primaries”.
It is alleged that after assault Omondi was rescued by his nephew who is a police officer but he was also assaulted by Weke his group.
It is alleged that Weke also threatened him with a pistol after identifying himself by producing a certificate of appointment and he disarmed the officer.
The police who were on patrol after they found out what was happening rescued the officer from weke.The accused is said to have handled the pistol belonging to the officer to the DCI officers from langata.
The officer who was assaulted is said to have sustained a broken left incisor of his upper Jaw and also injuries on his left eye.
Weke is said to have had given out his pistol to other men who run away with it. The officer made a report at the Langata Police Station and the charges were preferred against the accused.