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Ndichus risk arrest in assault case

Techies Eddie and Paul Ndichu risk arrest for skipping court sessions.

The twin brothers are currently embroiled in an assault case involving two sisters, an incident that is reported to have occurred at a high-end Nairobi hotel in October of 2021 amid reports both parties are keen on an out-of-court settlement.

As per the charge sheet, Paul is accused of assaulting Cheryl Murgor and causing her bodily harm at Emara Olesereni Hotel on October 16, 2021.

Paul and Eddy are also jointly accused of damaging a vehicle belonging to one Samuel Dennis Ramdas at the hotel. The damages amounted to Sh87,000.

“On the night of October 16 and 17 within the republic of Kenya, in Langata Sub County at Emara Olesereni hotel jointly, willfully and unlawfully damaged the right and left side mirrors of the vehicle valued at Sh87,000,” the charge sheet reads in part.

On the third count, Paul is being accused of assaulting Chelimo Murgor and on the fourth count, he is accused of a similar crime against Stephanie Murgor.

When their case came up for mention on Tuesday, the Ndichus were missing at the Kibera Law Courts.

The altercation at the hotel led to a key partner pulling out of a deal with Wapi Pay, a company Paul and Eddy co-founded.

“We will relinquish all the rights of our investment stake in Wapi Pay,” Japanese venture capital firm Kepple Africa General Partner Satoshi Shinad said in a tweet.