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Man in court for robbing bar maid at his wife’s pub

A 43-year-old man who allegedly robbed a bar maid of three mobile phones and assorted alcoholic drinks worth Sh59,000 at a bar in Ngara estate in Nairobi is facing robbery with violence charges, contrary to section 296 (2) of the penal code.

Mr Edward Njiru Maina is accused of robbing Aisha Mumbe Maundu on March 27, 2023 while armed with a knife at the bar that belongs to his wife. He allegedly threatened to use violence during the incident.

Mr Maina is also facing a charge of malicious damaging CCTV cameras belonging to his wife Esther Wanjiku on the same day, contrary to section 339 (1) of the penal code.

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The accused person had gone to the bar at around 5am and ordered for beer but Ms Maundu and her colleague declined to serve him. They instead served him a soda which he took.

When Ms Maundu woke him later and demanded for payment Mr Maina alleged turned violent and pushed her down. He allegedly gained entry into the counter which was not locked and demanded money.

Mr Maina is alleged to have taken a knife and threatened the complainant but Ms Maundu did not give him cash. The suspect then took the assorted drinks and the items he is accused of robbing Ms Maundu of, before reportedly destroying the CCTV cameras worth Sh30,000.

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Thereafter, Maina drove off along Juja Road after the incident before he plunged into a ditch where he was arrested by traffic police officers and taken to Pangani Police Station for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Ms Maundu reported the incident to her employer and Ms Wanjiku called her phone which Mr Maina received and informed her that he had been arrested and was in police custody. The two women proceeded to the station where they reported the matter. Police later visited the bar during their investigations.

Mr Maina denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Agnes Mwangi of the Makadara Law Courts and was granted a bond of Sh500,000. The case will be mentioned on April 30, 2023 before hearing starts on September 20, 2023.

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