Matatu tout who knocked off Tuktuk operator’s teeth charged with assault
A tout who allegedly assaulted and knocked off four teeth of a Tuktuk operator in Nairobi has been charged with assault.
Mr George Oduor was charged at the Makadara Law Courts with causing grievous harm to James Inda on November 24, 2021 contrary to section 234 of the penal code.
The accused is reported to have committed the offence jointly with another tout, Quivans Okelo, who was charged with similar offence in February last year.
On the material day, Mr Inda was at Maziwa stage along Jogoo Road where he was waiting for passengers to board his tuktuk when the touts blocked his way and started ordering the passengers out.
When Mr Inda came out to enquire why they were ordering his passengers out, the two touts instead demanded money as levies for picking passengers.
The accused and his accomplice then hit the complainant with a blunt object on the mouth, in the process knocking off his teeth.
Mr Inda collected his teeth that had fallen to the ground and reported the matter at Makongeni Police Station before proceeding to hospital.
After treatment, he returned to the police station and recorded his statement. Medics classified his injuries as grievous harm.
Mr Okello was later traced and arrested in February at the same stage while demanding money from Tuktuk operators. He was charged in court where he denied the charges and was released on a bond of Sh300,000.
Mr Oduor also denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Hellen Okwani who set the mention date for July 4, 2023.
Prosecution counsel Remyngton Mwandawiro informed the court that the prosecution intended to consolidate the cases between Mr Oduor and Mr Okello.
Bail and bond terms for Mr Oduor will be set by the trial court upon the consolidation and in the meantime, he will remain in custody.