In the Dock – Four Police Officers Face Robbery With Violence Charges


The Nation (Nairobi)

By CASPER WAITHAKAA Kibera court has found that two police officers have cases to answer following two crimes at Muthaiga trading centre in Nairobi.

The two – Martin Mwai and Samuel Kanyi Njuguna – were taken to court on July 11, 2011 over a violent robbery and an attempt to steal, offences that were committed three days earlier.

In the first count of robbery with violence, they were charged with stealing a lorry, registration KAZ 156Z, from one Daniel Kipchirchir Boit.

Court papers stated that the two and accomplices also took the vehicle’s trailer, registration ZC 2638, which contained 232 home theatre systems and 41 automatic writing and stitching machines, all valued at about Sh9 million.

They were also accused of threatening to violently attack the victim during the July 8 incident in which they brandished a pistol.

Court papers said that in the second count, the police offices and their accomplices attempted to steal Julius Kipngetich Bett’s lorry, registration KBH 216 S and its trailer, registration ZD 1063, which had 53 packages of chillers and accessories worth about Sh11.8 million.