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Eastleigh MCA charged with incitement and theft

By VINCENT AGOYA December 4th, 2015 1 min read

A member of the Nairobi County Assembly has been charged with incitement to violence, malicious damage to property and theft.

Mr Nelson Masiga Marakalu, the Eastleigh South County Representative, denied the charges before a magistrate’s court.

The prosecution said the offence was committed on January 17, 2014 at Kiambiu’s Chief camp, Nairobi, an that he implied that he was going to mobilise people to invade the school and destroy it.

He is alleged to have uttered the words during a confrontation with an administrator of a school.

The MCA was charged with destroying part of a perimeter wall, gate and window glasses which belonged to Kiaragu Waichahi primary school, which belongs to Mr Josephat Kiragu Waichahi , a former councilor.

Mr Masiga was further charged with stealing various school equipment worth Sh3,345,051.

A lawyer representing Mr Masiga said he is a known figure who has no intention to flee and asked for lenient bond terms.

The suspect has been released on a Sh 200,000 cash bail or an alternative of Sh 2 million bond.

The circumstances surrounding the case are that on January 27 last year, the complainant reported how the primary school had been invaded.

‘This was as a result of a public meeting that had been held on January 17, 2014 within Kiambiu area whereby the MCA resolved to lead a demonstration to recapture Kiragu Waichai primary school alleging that it was initially meant to be a public school but had instead been grabbed by the proprietor who was then the area Councillor,” the police report states.

The case will be heard on January 15 2016.