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Two man who attacked bar patrons with machetes in court for violent robbery

Two men who allegedly waylaid patrons as they left a bar in Kayole, Nairobi and attacked them with machetes before robbing are facing robbery with violence charges.

The two – Augustine Ochieng Churi and Samuel Awuor Alila – are accused of violently robbing Joseph Ochieng Owanga of his mobile phone worth Sh1,700 and Sh1,000 in cash during the incident that happened at Kayole Junction on January 21, 2023.

The suspects were also charged with causing grievous harm to Mr Owanga contrary to section 234 of the penal code after they allegedly hacked him on the head during the robbery.

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They are also accused of causing grievous harm to Mr Owanga’s companion Kalvin Odhiambo Awuor on the same date and location. The suspects are accused of committing the offences jointly with others at large.

The victims had left a bar after enjoying drinks and were going home when they were accosted by a group of armed men who attacked them with machetes.

They were attacked by a group of six men who had left the club earlier. The two suspects in court were known to the complainants. Mr Owanga sustained serious injuries including a skull fracture and a deep cut on the shoulder muscle.

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Mr Awuor sustained injuries on his legs after he was allegedly cut with machetes. The victims were left unconscious by the roadside after the attack.

Both were rushed to the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Kayole before they were transferred to the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The matter was reported to the police by the victims’ families on January 24. The victims later recorded their statements with the police after they were discharged from the hospital.

The suspects denied the charges before Makadara Chief Magistrate Francis Kyambia and were released on a bond of Sh300,000 without the option of a cash bail. The case will be mentioned on June 5, 2023 before hearing starts on July 6, 2023.

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