Duo arraigned in court and charged with drugging and robbing a man

Counties Editor's Pick Kiambu

Two women were yesterday arraigned before a Kiambu court and charged with administering an unknown drug with intent of robbing a man at LACASCADA lounge in Ruaka within Kiambu County.

Sharon Millicent Muchoki and Natasha Naanyu Nabole appeared before Kiambu Chief Magistrate, Ms Patricia Gichohi charged that on the night of January 23, 2021 at the said lounge in Ruaka town in Kiambaa Sub-county within Kiambu County, jointly administered an unknown drug to Fredrick Gichuhi Thagichu.

The duo were also accused of stealing property from the complainant, contrary to section 268 as read with section 275 of the penal code.

The court heard that they jointly stole one HP laptop model 15-BS 095NIA, one mobile phone makes TECNO POP 2 PLUS, Telcom rooter, Safaricom modem and one black bag, the property of Fredrick Gichuhi Thagichu.

They faced an alternative count of handling stolen property contrary to section 322(1) (2) of the penal code at the said lounge. The court heard that otherwise then in the course of stealing, dishonestly retained one mobile phone make oppo A12 IMEI, one black mobile phone techno-pop 2, one black laptop charger, one black Telcom rooter, one Safaricom modem and one flash disk knowing them to be stolen.

The accused pleaded not guilty during a virtual hearing and were released on a bond of Sh. 50,000 or a surety of the same amount, or a cash bail of Sh. 30,000 to secure their freedom until when their case will be heard on 8th April 2021. It will however be mentioned on the 9th of February.

In the same court, a man was charged with assaulting a woman thus causing her a miscarriage.

Paul Nganyu Kinyanjui was charged that on the 13th of December 2020 at Kwa Njoki village in Kiambaa Sub-County, within Kiambu unlawfully did harm to Bilhah Mwihaki Mwangi by hitting her in the abdomen with a stone thereby occasioning a miscarriage.

The accused pleaded not guilty and the court released him on a bond of Sh. 20,000. His case will be mentioned on the 8th of February and heard on 13th of March, 2021.

For the prosecution, Mr. Stephen Kasyoka said he had lined up 5 witnesses to buttress the case.

by Lydia Shiloya/Jane Kageche

 

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