By Chris Ojow
On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of March
2020 at night during the second and third day of
National Curfew, Joseph Irungu Gathogo aka
Machinery jointly with another not before Court
allegedly committed a felony.
The accused broke Wameni Guest House
Building in kamukunji Business Centre within
Nairobi County Kenya, the store of Mary Kinyaa
Rukwaro and allegedly stole goods worth over
0.2 million Kenya shillings the property of Mary.
The Machinery was arraigned before Nairobi’s
Senior Magistrate E. Kimilu on Wednesday 01st
at Milimani Lower Criminal Court at 12.37 noon
East Africa Time, where he was charged with
two counts of handling stolen property, store
breaking and committing a felony.
Joseph aka Machinery pleaded not guilty and
was released on a bond of 0.1 million surety of
the same or a cash bail of 40,000 kenya
shillings plus one contact person incase the
accused fail to show up then the contact
person is remanded until he resurfaces.
The accused was remanded at Kamukunji
Police Station since the Prison are not
admitting remandees, a ban which ordered by
the Cabinet Secretary for Health to safeguard
the safetyness of other remandees .
The State prosecution has line-up seven
witnesses to testify against the accused in the
next two months.
Traders within the Country has been running at
lose in the wake of Government Curfew which
has been challenged in Court by Law Society of
Kenya as illegal directive and is set to be heard
on Thursday 02nd April 2020 at Milimani Law
Court Nairobi County Kenya.
In Meru County Kenya over the weekend second
day of Curfew, several traders shop’s were
broken into at night, during the Curfew and
goods worth hundreds of thousands shillings
stolen, the Investigations still ongoing.