DRIVER AND TOUT IN COURT OVER MISSING WFP FOOD.

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Abdulrahman Hussein Abdulla and Feisal Abdikadir Abdi appearing before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cherioyot where they pleaded not guilty on Friday September 29,2017/PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

A Driver and conductor have been charged before a Nairobi court with stealing food worth 10 million from World Food Program.

Abdulrahman Hussein Abdulla and Feisal Abdikadir Abdi appearing before  Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cherioyot also denied giving false information to a police chief inspector of Rhamu police station in Mandera county.

The court heard that  on diverse dates between August 2,2017 at unknown place within the republic of Kenya the accused persons  jointly  with others not before court stole two thousand (cartons)  of nutrition food  namely Plumpy doz valued at  Kshs, 10,065,991,02 the property of World Food Program (W.F.P) in a lorry registration number KCK 946S /ZD 1124 while the said cargo was on transit from Nairobi to Dobley-Somalia.

Prosecution also alleges that the duo on August 16 2017 at Rhamu police station in Mandera , jointly informed police Chief Inspector Juma Boy Ombata that a robbery incident had takes place on the August 19 2017 between BAABO and GARI area and consignment of nutrition  food  property of World Food Program (WFP) robbed in the process information they knew to be  false.

They  facing other three similar charges of giving a false information to two police corporal namely Corporal Joseph Koech and police constable Franklin Addu.

However, the magistrate ordered  the accused personto deposit a cash bail of KSh 500,000 or  a bond of Sh1.5 million.

The attempt by their lawyer to review bond terms was dismissed after prosecution opposed the application saying bond terms were reasonable.

Abdulla and Abdi through their lawyer also told the court during the hearing they will demonstrate the case is a misuse of court process to hide very serious crimes.

“The bond set are reasonable and the application to review bond is dismissed” ruled magistrate.

At the same time the court was issued warrant of arrest against their co-accused person Abdifatah Adam Hassan who failed to appear in court to plead to similar charges

The magistrate ordered the case to be heard on November 3.

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