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Man charged with beating up caretaker

A man reported to have snatched a security guard’s baton and roughed him up for failure to open gates to his home is facing assault charges at the Kibera Law Courts.

Reckson Anyika Merele is accused of assaulting Neto Osangiro on August 19, causing him serious injuries along Thiong’o road in Dangoretti, Nairobi.

He had arrived home some minutes after midnight and knocked at the gates but Osangiro hesitated to open because he had instructions from his employer, Mereles’s landlady, never to open for anyone past 10:30pm without her express consent.

Osangiro had not established who was knocking and only heard footsteps outside the gate before he heard a commotion on the rear side of the compound where he saw the suspect approaching him.

Merele allegedly grabbed the baton and assaulted him threatening to kill him before other tenants intervened and rescued the victim.

He denied the charges before senior resident magistrate Renee Kitangwa. He was freed on a cash bail of Sh30,000. The case will be mentioned on September 14.