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Gor Mahia fans in court over Saturday skirmishes

Six fans of Gor Mahia football club have been charged over post-match skirmishes on Saturday evening that left a trail of damages.

The six were charged with taking part in an unlawful assembly on April 16 around 17.30 hours along Uhuru Highway jointly with others not before the court.

Prosecutor Eddy Kedebe told Chief magistrate Mr Daniel Ogembo that the six went to a public place armed with stones in such a manner to cause terror to members of the public and motorists.

Five of the six  suspects denied damaging public service vehicles belonging to Mr Edward Nduati Kariuki Mr Joseph Muthoka Ndambuki and Peter Gachathi Waruigi.

The five each denied counts of pelting motorists with stones, terrorising members of the public, participating in an unlawful gathering and causing malicious damage to property.

The suspects allegedly broke windows of public service vehicles worth Sh73,000.

Mr James Owuor Warera, who admitted all the five counts, was remanded in custody until Tuesday when prosecution will avail evidence and exhibits collected from the scene of crime.

“ I urge this court to remand Mr Warera in custody until tomorrow (Tuesday) when I will present facts of the case,” Mr Kadebe pleaded.

He added that he will liaise with the investigating officer to recover any exhibits which the police could have recovered from the accused.

Chief magistrate Mr Ogembo granted the request and ordered Mr Warera to be kept in prison custody until Tuesday.

Prosecutor Mr Kadebe did not oppose the release of  the other five suspects on bond.

Mr Ogembo directed each one of them to deposit a cash bail of Sh20,000 until June 7 when the case will be heard.