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Liberian nationals charged with assaulting Flying Squad officers

Three Liberian nationals have been charged before a Nairobi court with assaulting two Flying Squad police officers.

In a case heard on Thursday at Milimani Law Courts, chief state prosecutor told magistrate Daniel Ogembo, who has been nominated as a judge, that the suspects bit the officers fingers when they were discharging their official duties.

Police Constables Patrick Shiundu and Kenei Billy, both attached to the Flying Squad Unit, were assaulted when they went to investigate allegations from a city lawyer that he had been threatened by the suspects.

Those arraigned before Mr Ogembo are David Luogon Bomeshan Senior, 54, Fustus Luogon Junior, 29, and Melvin Henry, 24.

The trio allegedly attacked the officers on October 27, 2016 at the Wuyi Plaza situated along Galana Road within Kilimani Nairobi County.

The accused denied two counts of assaulting the officers while executing their official duties. All the three applied to be admitted to bail.


They pledged to turn up during their trial saying they were not a flight risk.

But the state prosecutor said although bail is a fundamental right for all suspects who are indicted, the court should take judicial notice that the suspects are accused of assaulting law enforcers.

The prosecutor asked the judge-designate to impose stringent terms on the suspects.

In a short ruling, the magistrate released the suspects on bond and directed that they avail a Kenyan surety to sign for their bonds.

“I take judicial notice that bail is a constitutional right and that the law is applied equally across board for all suspects regardless of their nationality,” Mr Ogembo ruled.

He ordered each of the suspects to deposit in court a bond of Sh500,000 with one Kenyan surety of a similar amount.

The judge also directed that a Kenyan must sign the bail documents before the accused can be released from custody.

The Kenyan will ensure that they turn up in court during the hearing of the case against them. He also gave them an alternative cash bail of Sh100,000.