EALA MP Mbugua, 2 co-accused deny stripping Muriuki of Sh100,000

The EALA legislator Mbugua and his two co-accused on either side of him/CFM

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 – East African Legislative Assembly MP Simon Mbugua and two others have been charged over the attack on Timothy Muriuki of the Nairobi Central Business District Association.

Mbugua was charged alongside Antony Otieno Ombok alias Jamal and Benjamin Odhiambo Onyango who were all arrested on Tuesday and spent the night at the Central Police Station here in Nairobi.

The three have denied robbery with violence charges after they were accused of robbing Muriuki Sh100,000 on the April 30 when he was attacked while addressing a press conference at Boulevard Hotel.

Nairobi Magistrate Martha Mutuku will rule on their bail application later on Wednesday afternoon after the prosecution applied to have them released on stringent terms, after indicating that they are still looking for five of their accomplices who were captured on video assaulting him.

Police have placed a Sh500,000 shilling bounty on the four main culprits.

Mbugua and his two co-accused were later released on Sh200,000 cash bails each with the alternative of depositing Sh500,000 in a bond.

The magistrate declined to set ‘stringent’ bond terms after finding that the prosecution failed to make its case but they were instructed to deposit their identification cards with the court.

BERNARD MOMANYI :Bernard is the News Editor at Capital FM. He commands over a decade of experience in news gathering having worked in both print and electronic media. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences (Moi University) and Master of Arts in Communication Studies-Development Communication (University of Nairobi).