The accused run away Lawyer Robert Langat before Senior Magistrate Zainab Abdul during an open Court session at Milimani Nairobi County. PHOTO /CHRIS OJOW


By Chris Ojow

Nairobi’s Senior Magistrate Zainab Abdul

forfeited the Cash bail of the run away accused

to the state after several hunts by Detectives,

where the accused was arrested 300km away

from the Capital City.

Advocate of the High Court Robert Langat was

arraigned before an open Court at Milimani

Lower Criminal Court on warrant of arrest


The Officer of the Court in His late 50s was

arrested in Kericho County, where the Court was

informed that he migrated from the Capital City

after Jumping bail and relocated to hide in the


Robert Langat together with his co accused

Gerald Mwiti Murithi were charged in June the

year 2018 with several counts of conspiracy,

stealing, forgeries and handling suspected

stolen property.

The lawyer who is aware of the procedure and

regulations of the Court and has been in active

practice for over twenty years will now stay in

remand until his criminal case is heard

determined after being on the run for a whole

year staling the criminal case from proceeding .

Since the deadly global pandemic Coronavirus

wrecking havoc worldwide and following the

directives by the Health Cabinet Secretary that

prison Visits is out of bound, his defence

applied through a brief submission for the

lawyer be

placed under police custody until Monday 20th

April 2020 for more direction of the case before

the trial court.

It was the second day the lower criminal court

was conducting its operations in the open field

in line with the Health measures of prevention

from the deadly Coronavirus which has claimed

hundreds of thousands lives globally.

It is alleged that in early March and April the

year 2017 at Kingdom Securities limited within

Nairobi County, jointly with others not before

the Court Langat and Gerald allegedly stole

over one million security shares worth over 23

million Kenya shillings the property of kingdom


In separate charges the two accused were

alleged to have received over 23 million Kenya

shillings from the sale of over one million

shares of Kingdom securities.

The State also preferred to the accused

conspiracy and forgeries charges where they

pleaded not guilty and were released on bond

but later, Langat willfully decided to abscond

court proceedings for a year.

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