Nelson Topicho Mulati, Aggrey Odhiambo Achieng, Robert Manda, Andrew Young Otieno and Godfrey Ouma Simon at Milimani Law Court where are facing charges of violently robbing off Chief Inspector of Police David Machui the BMW 735 vehicle on August 26 this year, in Utawala, Nairobi.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Ugandan national and four Kenyans have been charged for stealing President’s motor vehicle.
The suspects were before senior principal magistrate Charles Cherono where denied ten counts of stealing motor cars belonging to other people.
Five suspects among them a Ugandan and a Nakuru-based mechanic were Monday charged with the theft of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s security detail car in a Nairobi Court.
According to the charge sheet before Senior Principal Magistrate Elisha Cherono, the accused Nelson Topicho Mulati, Aggrey Odhiambo Achieng, Robert Mande Ochan, Andrew Young Otieno and Godfrey Ouma Simon jointly stole the presidential car registration number KAW 479/GKL A 347E make BMW which was in hands of David Maina Machui.
The prosecution told the court that accused was found to have stolen other motor vehicles on diverse dates, the court ordered them to deposit cash bail of Sh 2 million or place bond of Sh 5 million to secure their release pending the hearing of their case on 14 October 2014.
Mulati, Achieng, Manda, Otieno and Ouma also faced a second count of handling stolen property. Magistrate Elisha heard that between August 26 and August 27, at London Estate within Nakuru County other than stealing the escort car, they dishonestly undertook to dispose the property belonging to the Government.
Mulati and Achieng faced a separate charge where it is alleged that on August 26 they stole another car (a Toyota Avensis KBR 870Y ) belonging to Alex Kimani, in the same area where the BMW bearing registration number KAW 479 Y with an alternative registration of GK A 374 E was stolen
The Toyota car worth Sh1.2 million was found parked at Achieng’s garage in London estate, along the Nakuru-Kabarak road on August 30.
In another count, Achieng was accused of being in possession of a homemade gun without a certificate to use a firearm. He had last week been charged before a Nakuru court but the State dropped all charges against him in order to press fresh charges against him in Nairobi where the two robberies had occurred.
The five however denied all the charges and will appear before Cherono for mention of their case on September 12 awaiting trial which will commence on November 14 this year.
Cherono directed each of them to execute personal bond of Sh5 million except for Mulati who is a suspect in another case of breaking into a house in Kayole, Nairobi. Mulati will remain in custody until September 12 when the case will be mentioned.
The Ugandan, Robert Mande Ochan, was ordered to deposit an additional Sh5 million bond with two Kenyan sureties and surrender his passport to ensure that he attends all the sessions.
The vehicle was recovered in Wandegeya, Kampala and was brought back to Nairobi on Friday.
The Ugandan was ordered to place a surety, the court further directed that he be remanded at Kayole police station until 12 September 2014.