Dandora MCA and two Buruburu police charged with robbery with violence

Dandora MCA Stephen Kiambi before a milimani law court

Dandora ward 2 Member of County Assembly (MCA) Stephen Murathi Kiambi has been charged with robbery with violence alongside two police officer and two civilians.

The five were charged with eight counts of robbery with violence, rape and stealing of firearm. They were also charged with stealing ammunition contrary to the law.

The accused (MCA) Stephen Murathi Kiambi, Officer James Parsira Toto, Officer Collin Etakwa Wasike, Jeremiah Njoroge Chege and Joseph Waweru Kinyua denied the charges before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
They are alleged to have committed the offence on March 26, 2017 at Buru Buru police station armory within the Nairobi County.
The accused are said to have stolen two pistols, a Taurus and a CESKA all valued at Sh 350,000 the property of the government of Kenya.
Chege faced a separate count of robbery with violence contrary to the law, rape and committing an Indecent Act with an Adult.

He was accused that on April 24, 2017 at Maji stage in Mowlem area within NAIROBI County, being armed with a dangerous weapon robbed a woman Sh 15,000 and immediately after the robbery threatened to use actual violence on her.
Chege was also charged with stealing a mobile phone make Techno all valued at Sh 17,000 and immediately after the time of such threatened to use actual violence on one Muthenya.

Chege denied all the charges and was released on a of Sh 1 million or a cash bail of Sh 800,000 while the rest were released on a cash bail of sh 200,000 or a bond of Sh 300,000
The accused had been detained for five days to allow the police to complete the investigations.
The investigating officer from flying Squad Unit Osman Mohamed had last week requested the court to grant them seven days to complete the investigations.

The IO told the court that the accused persons used the firearms to commit robberies and rape within Umoja and Mowlem area and one of the firearm was recovered from the suspects with four rounds of live ammunition at Mowlem after committing robbery and rape.

He had also notified the court that the firearm serial number KE4119 with 15 rounds of ammunition is still missing.

The case will be mentioned on May 25th and will be heard on July 11th 2017.