Police officer linked to colleague’s brutal murder charged with robbery with violence
A policeman and an accomplice were on Thursday charged in a Nairobi court with violently robbing 12 passengers during a carjacking incident.
The accused, Wycliffe Nyandigisi Motanya, and Dengah John Lenda, a tout, denied 12 charges, including violently robbing Corporal Martin Korir in Ruaraka on April 28.
Mr Korir, who died during the incident, was robbed of his Jericho pistol during the incident, which occurred in a matatu, which had been hijacked by gangsters.
The policeman, already suspended for indiscipline, allegedly stabbed Mr Korir before shooting him using his pistol during the incident that happened inside the matatu along Thika Road.
The two accused persons also denied robbing passengers a total of Sh41,000 and nine mobile phones during the incident.
The court heard that they were armed with pistols and knives when they committed the offences.
The two will remain in remand until May 25, when the case will be mentioned.