more suspects charged over attack on Muriuki


Three other suspects have been charged with robbery with violence on the former Nairobi Central Business District Association (NCBDA) chairperson Timothy Mucheru Muriuki.

Dishon Peter Mulinge, Ronald Onyango Otieno and Michael Mbanya Wathigo were charged with robbing Mucheru Sh 100,000 and immediately after the time of robbery injured him.

The three denied the charges and were granted a bond of Sh 500,000 or alternative cash bail of Sh 200,000. The case will be mentioned on 28th May for consolidation.

So far, seven people have been charged in connection with the attack of Muriuki on 30th April 2018 at Boulevard Hotel in Nairobi.

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) member Simon Mbugua was among the first three to be charged for the attack.

Muriuki was attacked by hired goons before he completed addressing members of the press about the rot that was going down in Nairobi Count.

They claimed that Muriuki had no right to talk ill about the administration of Governor Mike Sonko Mike Sonko.

Another suspect Brian Shem Owino was on 15th May charged with the offence and released on Sh 200,000 cash bail.
The goons were caught on camera manhandling Muriuki right before he could address the media.

Mulinge, Otieno, Wathigo and one Hussein Suleiman had moved to the High court on Monday seeking anticipatory bail pending their appearance before court.

In the application, the four claimed that their personal security was at risk and that they could be eliminated by the police or deported to an unknown destination on the account they are not Kenyans.

However, the court declined to issue the orders sought and ordered them to appear before police for processing.

Police had offered a Sh500,000 bounty to anyone who may provide information leading to the arrest of any of the five wanted men.

It is alleged that whereas the attackers thought Muriuki was criticizing Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, he was actually praising him and calling for patience to allow the governor deliver his promises.