Three charged with malicious damage to Sonko’s property

sonko property damaged

Three men accused of maliciously damaging a property belonging to Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi ‘Sonko’ have been charged.

Felix Kioko, Emanuel Baraza and Benjamin Anuago are alleged to have destroyed a house on 22nd July 2017 at Upperhill in Nairobi County which was being renovated to be used by Sonko’s company.

The three who appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi are accused of committing the offense jointly with others still at large.

They denied the charges and were released on a bond of Sh 200,000 or a cash bail of Sh 70,000.

The accused are said to have gone to the premises in the company of about six other men where they were working as casual labourers.

They were to be paid their dues on Saturday 22nd July.

The three called the complainant who is alleged to be one Alphonce Mutinda requesting for their dues failure they cause the damage.

After about five minutes, Mutinda was called by the watchmen of the premises who informed him that they had been chased away by the group and were damaging properties inside.

They are alleged to have destroyed windows, doors, electric switches among others all valued at Sh 500,000 and threatened to burn the house.

After the damage, they arevalleged to have started running away towards Nyayo House.

The watchmen alerted Sonko Rescue Team who chased them and were able to capture the three before court.
They were arrested and taken to Capitol Hill police Station and arraigned in court today.

The matter will be mentioned on July 26th and will be heard on August 16th 2017.