Former KTN editor remanded over stolen Sh2.8m Mercedes
Former KTN editor Aaron Ochieng has been remanded after failing to settle a debt to her former colleague and news anchor Joy Doreen Biira as agreed.
Ochieng’ appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi on Tuesday and it emerged that he was yet to clear the amount as promised.
The two had agreed to settle the case out of court, after he pledged to pay her Sh1 million and the rest in instalments.
He was accused of stealing her Mercedes Benz worth Sh2.8 million at the company’s parking lot on Mombasa Road on December 23, 2016. Ochieng faced an alternative charge of handling stolen property.
OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT
The court heard that Ochieng’ had only paid Sh350,000 and left with a balance of Sh750,000.
The Magistrate then said the Sh300,000 he had deposited in court to secure his release, would be forfeited to Ms Biira and that the former journalist will only be released if her deposits Sh550,000 in court.
“The accused should remain in custody until he pays the new amount,” said Andayi.
In September last year, the two journalists failed to settle the matter out of court and the matter was scheduled for hearing.
And after appearing before trial magistrate Peter Ooko, they were granted another chance of settling the matter. This was after he made the promise of paying the amount.