TWO STUDENTS DENY KIDNAPPING AND PLOTTING TO KILL A MINOR.

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Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology students Levis Oduor Odonyo and Edwin Renson Ogola before Nairobi Magistrate Court where pleaded not guilty over kidnapping charges on Tuesday December 13,2016.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Two Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students Levis Oduor Odonyo and Edwin Renson Ogola will remain in remand after they pleaded not guilty to kidnaping charges and attempting to kill a minor.

The two are alleged that on December 4th 2016 ST Funguo Estate in Langata within Nairobi county, they jointly with other before not court kidnapped Wallace Hassana Rabudi from lawful Guardianship of Mark Rabudi.

Levis who is said to be Wallace cousin is facing a second charge of attempting cause the death of the said child. The prosecution claims that Lewis attempted to unlawfully cause the death of Wallace Hassana Rabudi by strangling him and hitting his head against a rock.

The two student’s also pleaded not guilty to demanding 500,000 from Wallace parents.

The prosecution opposed an application to have the two released on bail saying that they will interfere with witnesses lined up in the case.

“The evidence so far gathered is cogent and sufficient to secure a conviction and hence the temptation of the accused to abscond if released on bail, “prosecution noted.

The court was told that the child is currently admitted at Nairobi Hospital-High Dependency Unit.

Trail magistrate Joyce Ngandani directed the matter be heard on the 23rd of January.

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