Man caught by police robbing boda boda rider denies robbery charges
A man arrested immediately after allegedly robbing a boda boda rider of his mobile phone in Kayole Nairobi is facing charges of robbery with violence contrary to section 295 as read with section 296 (2) of the penal code.
Mr Peter Kairu is alleged to have robbed Mr Woche Konse Molu of the mobile phone worth Sh1, 500 on Friday January 20, 2023 in Kayole estate jointly with others not before court.
Mr Kairu is facing an alternative charge of handling stolen property contrary to section 322 of the penal code after he was found with Mr Molu’s phone when he was arrested immediately after the robbery.
Mr Molu was attacked by three men known to him who robbed him of his phone. Police officers on patrol arrested Mr Kairu but his accomplices escaped.
The officers recovered the phone which the suspected is reported to have hidden in his private parts.
He was escorted to the police station where he was detained before he was arraigned at the Makadara Law Courts.
The accused person was warned that the charges he is facing are punishable by death sentence before the charges were read out to him.
He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Kyambia and was released on a bond of Sh300, 000 with a surety of a similar amount.
The case will be mentioned on February 20, 2023 before hearing starts on May 25, 2023.