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Man who survived lynch mob in Mathare facing robbery with violence charges

By Joseph Ndunda February 24th, 2023 1 min read

A man who was rescued by the police from a lynch mob in Mlango Kubwa in Mathare, Nairobi after he allegedly robbed a pedestrian of phone and cash is facing with robbery with violence charges.

Oren Astua Ndwoya, who was arraigned before the Makadara Law Courts on Friday is accused of robbing Michael Kasivu Kaunda of a mobile phone worth Sh8,500 and Sh10,000 in cash during and incident that happened on February 10.

The accused person was allegedly armed with a Somali dagger during the alleged robbery and used violence on the complainant.

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Mr Kaunda was walking home from Eastleigh when he was attacked by two men and robbed. He raised an alarm and members of the public cornered Mr Ndwoya before he could flee.

Mr Ndwoya was beaten up and seriously injured by the mob before police officers on patrol rescued him. He was taken to a hospital where he was treated and discharged.

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Mr Kaunda also sought treatment for injuries he sustained during the alleged robbery before making a report at the Pangani Police Station.

Police recovered the dagger he had allegedly threatened the complainant with.

Mr Ndwoya’s accomplice, who escaped during the incident, was killed two days later by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers in an shootout with the detectives along Juja Road.

The accused denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi and was granted on a bond of Sh200, 000 with a surety of a similar amount. Hearing of the case starts on September 19, 2023.

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