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Senate employee Edward Anguche charged with misuse of firearm

An employee of the Senate is battling charges of shooting and injuring a city resident.

Edward Anguche, the head of litigation at the Senate and an advocate, was presented before the Milimani Law Court magistrate Lucas Onyina and charged with indiscriminately shooting and injuring Stephen Omusulwa at a city petrol station.

He denied the charge of misusing a pistol issued to him by the Firearm Licencing Bureau contrary to Section 24 (1) of the Firearm Act number 19 of the 2014 Laws of Kenya.

The charge read that on March 26, 2023, at the Shell Petrol Station, Adams Accade along Ngong Road within Nairobi County, he misused a firearm make Glock serial number No BDTA709 by firing indiscriminately.

Onyina was urged to free the advocate on bond.

“I urge this court to free the accused on bond. He is an officer of this court and also a civil servant and he knows the consequences of failing to observe the bond terms,” the magistrate was urged.

Through a defence lawyer, the accused urged the magistrate to free him on a reasonable cash bail promising to turn up in court when required.

A prosecutor Anderson Gikunda did not oppose the bail plea.

Onyina freed the accused on a cash bail of Sh50,000.

The case will be mentioned in a fortnight to fix a date for pre-trial.

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