NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku on Friday lifted the arrest warrants she had issued for two game wardens who’ve been charged with attempting murder and causing grievous harm during the chaos that engulfed Narok town in January.
Mutuku lifted the arrest warrants after the accused, Moses Parkire Kuiyoni and Samwel Kishoiyan presented themselves before her, pledging to honour court dates.
She directed them to record statements with the police at Capitol Hill and set a mention date for September 2.
Mutuku issued the arrest warrants for the game wardens after prosecuting attorney Daniel Karuri informed her that they had failed to honour police summons.
Kuiyoni is facing an attempted murder charge for shooting at one Amos Koisom Lesaloi during the January 26 Narok town protests.
He is also facing two other counts for causing grievous harm to one James Kimpila Ntempei and James Ole Kisio when he discharged his Ceska pistol during the protests.
Kishoiyan is charged with causing grievous harm to Allan Mengati when he allegedly shot and wounded him with a rifle during the protests.
Narok Senator Stephen ole Ntutu and four National Assembly representatives were arrested immediately following the violence that claimed two lives.
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They had gone on with the planned demonstration despite Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery banning it.
They protest was in opposition to alleged misappropriation of funds by Narok Governor Samuel ole Tunai.
In May Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko dropped incitement charges against Ntutu, Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta, Korei Lemein (Narok South), Patrick Ntutu (Narok West) and Johanna Ngeno (Emmurua Dikkirr) for lack of evidence.