WITNESS IN COUNCIL ASKARI MURDER CASE CHARGED FOR DAMAGING COUNTY GOVERNMENT VEHICLE.

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Ms Josephine Wambui and Ms Naomi Ndida who are accused of damaging a motor vehicle belonging to the county government at Milimani law courts.
BY SAM ALFAN.

A case in which four city council askaris are facing murder chargers took a new twist on after two key witness were charged with damaging properties belong to the county government.

Josephine Wambui and Naomi Ndinda were accused of damaging four windows glasses of a motor vehicle valued at Sh 15,000, but they denied the charge.

The council, claims that the two women willfully damaged the windows on January 21, 2016 along Tom Mboya Street.

Wambui and Ndinda are the main witnesses in a murder case against four Askaris suspected to be behind the killings of a number of hawkers in the city.

Alfred Ogesi, Protus Sakala , Julius Ochieng  and Ambani Akasi have been charged with the murder of  Irungu Kamau .

The four, the court heard jointly murdered Kamau at Nyam Hotel, along Duruma road, Nairobi County on September 16 2015.

Nairobi senator Mike Sonko who lodged a complaint against the officers says the two witnesses are being intimidated so that they don’t testify in the murder case.Sonko said he will be seeking witness protection for the two women.

Senator Mike Sonko, who had offered a Sh100, 000 reward for information on the killings said Sakala was the leader of the gang.

Sonko had also threatened to resign had authorities failed to take action against rogue city county askaris.

The women were released on cash bail of sh 10 k or alternative o Bond of sh 100 k and one surety. Hearing will be on February 18. Mention on February 5.

Four officers

The trial magistrate ordered the accused to be released on cash of Sh 10,000 or alternative bond of Sh 100,000 with one surety of similar amount. Their case will be heard on February 18.

The accused are expected to give evidence against Mr Alfred Ongesi alias Brown and Mr Julius Ochieng who have been charged with killing Mr Irungu Kamau, a hawker, on September 2013 at Nyam Hotel along Duruma Road Nairobi.

The high court has since issued a warrant of arrest against a third suspect, Mr Ambani Akasi, whom the police said is on the run.

His lawyer said she will produce him in court on 25 of February 2016 when he is expected to plead to murder charges.


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