5 charged in court over State House BMW theft

September 8, 2014 10:13 am
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The accused Nelson Mulati, Aggrey Achieng, Robert Ochan, Andrew Otieno and Godfrey Simon are accused of jointly stealing the car from the driver, David Machui/FILE
The accused Nelson Mulati, Aggrey Achieng, Robert Ochan, Andrew Otieno and Godfrey Simon are accused of jointly stealing the car from the driver, David Machui/FILE
tNAIROBI Kenya, Sept 7- Four Kenyans and a Ugandan national were on Monday charged with violently stealing a BMW vehicle from a State House driver.

The accused Nelson Mulati, Aggrey Achieng, Robert Ochan, Andrew Otieno and Godfrey Simon are accused of jointly stealing the car from the driver David Machui.

The suspects were before senior principal magistrate Charles Cherono where they denied 10 counts of stealing cars belonging to other people on diverse dates.

The court ordered them to deposit a cash bail of Sh2 million or a bond of Sh5 million each to secure their release pending the hearing of their case on October 14.

The court further ordered the Ugandan to place a surety and directed that he should be remanded at Kayole police station until Friday.

Last week, the prosecution dropped charges against a Nakuru mechanic over the BMW after he agreed to be a witness in the case.

His lawyer Cliff Ombeta told Capital FM News that police have dropped the two charges of handling a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a firearm.

“My client is now free, there are no charges facing him after they were withdrawn this morning,” Ombeta said on telephone on Friday.

Flying Squad boss Munga Nyale has since said that they have unearthed a syndicate that led to the carjacking of a State House driver in Ruai on Wednesday last week.

The limousine was recovered in the outskirts of Kampala on Wednesday after a joint operation involving Kenyan and Ugandan police officers.

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