Two charged for robberies around Kasarani Stadium
Two men, who have allegedly been terrorizing and robbing members of the public, mainly pedestrians around Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani in Nairobi are facing charges of robbery with violence.
The two – Peter Maina and David Nyamwange Otiso – who were arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers in Kasarani, have been charged with robbing Micah Kiprotich Sang of his phone and cash on June 1, 2022.
The suspects are accused of attacking and robbing Mr Sang of his mobile phone valued at Sh9000 and Sh10,000 while armed with knives.
They are also accused of causing grievous harm on Mr Sang by stabbing him several times during the robbery.
In an affidavit filed at the Makadara Law Court’s earlier, detective constable Geoffrey Kamau of Kasarani DCI offices, who investigated the case, said there were a spate of muggings and robberies reported by members of the public in the area before the two were arrested.
The duo were warned that they face death sentence should they plead guilty to the charges or be convicted as charged upon trial.
Mr Sang told the DCI that he was confronted by the two near the stadium’s gate 11 while heading to work on June 1 at 6am.
The complainant was stabbed several times by the two suspects during the incident.
The complainant was taken to Neema Hospital and later transferred to the Kenyatta National Hospital where he was admitted.
The matter was later reported at Kasarani Police Station before DCI detectives in Kasarani took it up.
The two suspects were arrested on September 27 after they were positively identified by members of the public.
The accused persons denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Mercy Malingu who granted them a bond of Sh500,000 without an option of a cash bail. The case will be mentioned on November 7, 2022 before hearing starts on February 8, 2023.