UBER TAXI ‘ARSONIST’ TO REMAIN IN CUSTODY.

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Six uspects Julius Wamwangi, Stephen Karanu, Christopher Nyagah, Samwel Wahumbu, Titus Munuve and John Chege at Kibera Law Court where they are facing attempted murder chargers at Kibera court on Tuesday March 29, 2016.

BY SAM ALFAN

Suspected Six men accused of torching Uber taxis have denied charges.

They were on Tuesday charged with attempting to murder a driver by burning his Uber taxi and malicious damage of a vehicle.

Julius Wamwangi, Stephen Karanu, Christopher Nyagah, Samwel Wahumbu, Titus Munuve and John Chege appeared at Kibera law courts on Tuesday.

The prosecution opposed their release on bail saying they had to be taken through an identification parade.

The six were arrested after an Uber taxi driver was attacked last Tuesday on Naivasha Road in Kawangware, Nairobi.

Driver Hesbon Pachiti, who was alone, was attacked while heading to the city center at 9pm, after dropping a passenger in Riruta. He escaped unhurt.

The incident came barely a month after another Uber taxi   was razed by a group of suspected taxi drivers in Kilimani.

The government has announced a major crackdown crackd on criminals targeting Uber taxis.

Senior principal magistrate Bernard Ochoi remanded them to Kilimani police station until Friday when the case will be mentioned.

 

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