, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 – The Deputy Corporate Manager at the Geothermal Development Company Eric Wamanji Ndungu has been charged with sending an SMS threatening to kill Star newspaper Managing Editor Charles Kerich.
The accused who was nabbed on March 2 was paraded before resident Magistrate Miriam Mugure where he denied charges.
The prosecution said that the incident took place on February 11 along Ring Road in Westlands.
The suspect is said to have uttered words to the effect that: “It high time you stop publishing those stupid GDC stories or we silence you once and for all in our own way. Kwani Simiyu ate your mother’s money. He is in power to stay, he has all the blessings from the house on the hill and you will never fight him even with a million stories.’
The embattled manager is alleged to have sent the SMS through phone number 0731044999.
The court directed the accused to deposit cash bail of Sh100,000 or alternative bond of Sh200,000 plus one surety of a similar amount. His case will be heard on April 28.
The newspaper has been running a number of articles on alleged irregularities at the corporation.
Parliament is also probing allegations of irregularities in award of procurement tenders that run into billions of shillings.