A court in Eldoret has allowed police to detain for seven days 17 suspects arrested for allegedly stoning a chopper that was carrying former prime minister Raila Odinga.
Senior Resident Magistrate Emily Kigen ordered that they be detained at the Eldoret police station to enable DCI complete investigations against the accused.
The prosecution led Jamleck Mureithi had requested 14 days arguing that the suspects are likely to face serious charges and hence they were a flight risk.
The suspects are being investigated over offences of attempted murder, malicious damage to property and incitement to violence.
The suspects who were produced in court include Abednego Kiptanui, Godwin Kipchirchir, Abraham Chemja, Rodgers Kiplimo, Sammy Keter, Elvis Kipkoech, Moses Bahati, Edwin Cheruiyot, William Samal Erupe, Cleophas Cheboi, Peris Maiyo, Elias Kiplagat, Eliud Kimeli, Kiplagat Chumba, Kenneth Sawe, Kipkorir Muge and Collins Cheboi.
They will be detained until April 14 when the case will be mentioned.
The prosecutor told the court that the suspects damaged a chopper whose value exceeds Sh300 million.
He said some of the suspects were unknown and may escape if released.
It’s alleged that they committed the offences on April 1 at Kabenes in Uasin Gishu.
Wondering how exactly the prosecution intends to prove their case. Short of confessions, I don’t see this case getting convictions. You’d be nuts to confess to attempted murder whether you did it or not.
swali tu elders how is a peasant analipwa 50 bob a FLIGHT RISK , yes tunajua wanaeza hepa to a neibaring country but si watumie appropriate terms like bodaboda risk au ngware risk au walking risk. its time the court ordelies started using non colonial terms and align with kenyan lifestyle
But it is not too late to re-activate Madam Bensouda … :D:D
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has refused to rule out possibilities of reviving the cases against Deputy President William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang.
Bensouda told Daily Nation that her office is ready to receive new information on the cases from the Kenya government or any individual.
While the cases facing the two were terminated in 2016 due to lack of sufficient evidence, Bensouda insisted the cases are still alive as they were only vacated and not thrown out entirely.
“As you are aware, on April 5, 2016, Trial Chamber V (A) vacated the charges against William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang, without prejudice to the Prosecution bringing a new case in the future, or in a different form, in light of new evidence,” she said.
“As a general matter, in accordance with Art. 15 of the Rome Statute – the founding treaty of the ICC – any individual or group from anywhere in the world may send information on alleged crimes to the ICC Prosecutor, who is duty-bound to protect the confidentiality of the information received. The office analyses any such materials submitted, as appropriate, in accordance with the Rome Statute and with full independence and impartiality.”
Nothing much will happen. Luos and Kalenjins don’t live side by side in most parts of the country. In fact, any attempt to victimize Kalenjins outside RV will be ruthlessly avenged within RV. After three weeks of looting and demonstrations in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa, life will go on. Perpetrators will be jailed, Raila accorded state funeral and that’s all. Just the same way it happened to Tom Mboya when the Kenyattas killed him