Accused (left) Joseph Irungu Gathogo aka Machinery at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County Kenya on Wednesday 01st April 2020. PHOTO /CHRIS OJOW


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.

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