Deputy Corporate Manager at the Geothermal Development Company Eric Wamanji Ndungu at Milimani law courts where he was charged for allegedly sending a death threat to the Editor of the Star newspaper, Charles Kerich through a SMS.
BY SAM ALFAN.
A senior manager of the Geothermal Development Company has been charged in a Nairobi court for allegedly sending a death threat to the Editor of the Star newspaper, Charles Kerich through an Sms.
Deputy Corporate Manager at the Geothermal Development Company Eric Wamanji Ndungu denied two counts of threatening the journalist before Milimani resident Magistrate Miriam Mugure and was released on a cash bail of 100,000 shillings or a bond of 200,000 shilling.
Ndungu is accused that on 11th February this year at Westlands he sent a sms to Kerich threatening to eliminate him for writing negative stories about the parastatal.
The prosecution said that the incident took place on February 11 along Ring Road in Westlands.
The suspect is said to have uttered words to the effect that: “It high time you stop publishing those stupid GDC stories or we silence you once and for all in our own way. Kwani Simiyu ate your mother’s money. He is in power to stay, he has all the blessings from the house on the hill and you will never fight him even with a million stories.’
The embattled manager is alleged to have sent the SMS through phone number 0731044999.
The newspaper has been running a number of articles on alleged irregularities at the corporation.
Parliament is also probing allegations of irregularities in award of procurement tenders that run into billions of shillings.