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Brothers battle robbery with violence charges

Two brothers who are reported to have abducted a businessman after he withdrew Sh950,000 at a bank along Mombasa road and robbed him of the cash are facing violent robbery charges.

At Makadara law courts, Ezekiel Muia Mutuku and Augustine Kioko Mutuku were charged with violently robbing Dison Njiru of the money at Panari Hotel on May 28 this year jointly with others at large.

Njiru was accosted by four men armed with a pistol outside the Panari Hotel after he withdrew the cash at Equity Bank Mombasa road branch.

He was bundled into a car registration number KCK 398X, which is believed to have been hired.

Njiru was tortured and robbed of the cash before he was abandoned in Mihang’o off Kangundo road hours later. The Mutukus denied the charges before principal magistrate Eunice Suter.

They were released on a bond of Sh500,000 each.

They had pleaded for lenient bail and bond terms claiming they have young families back at their village homes in Matuu, Machakos County, that are fully dependent on them.

The hearing of their case is scheduled to start on December 16.

Detective sergeant Mwiti Muguna of Makadara directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) offices last week told the court that detectives are pursuing the Mutukus’ accomplices and preliminary investigations show they have carried out similar robberies elsewhere in Nairobi and major towns.

On Monday the detective maintained that the investigations are still ongoing and the two could face more similar charges once their accomplices are arrested.