Slain Kabete Member of Parliament seven suspects of the are Mr Erick Muyera Isabwa, alias Chairman; Mr Raphael Kimani, alias Butcher; Mustafa Kimani, alias Musto; Stephen Asitiva Lipapo, alias Chokori; Jane Wanjiru Kimani, alias Shiro; Margaret Njeri, alias Waciuri; and Simon Wambugu Gichamba at Milimani law courts where they were charged with robbery with violence,
BY SAM ALFAN.
Seven suspects linked to the killing of Kabete MP George Muchai were charged with murder and robbery with violence on Friday morning.
They did not take pleas as six of them lacked legal representation.The accused denied ten counts of robbery with violence in a separate court appearance.
The suspects faced the murder charges before Justice Jessie Lessit who postponed the plea date to March 19.
Senior magistrate Enock Cherono who presided over the robbery with violence hearing set March 23 as the bail application date.
The male suspects were remanded to Industrial Area prison and the female to Lang’ata Women’s Prison.
The suspects were earlier charged in the High Court in Nairobi but were later taken to a magistrate’s court, where they were charged with robbery with violence.
The seven are Mr Erick Muyera Isabwa, alias Chairman; Mr Raphael Kimani, alias Butcher; Mustafa Kimani, alias Musto; Stephen Asitiva Lipapo, alias Chokori; Jane Wanjiru Kimani, alias Shiro; Margaret Njeri, alias Waciuri; and Simon Wambugu Gichamba.
They were charged with murdering the MP, his two bodyguards Samuel Kimathi Kairikia and Samuel Lekakey Matanta, and his driver Stephen Ituu Wambugu on the night of February 7 on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi.
At the High Court, the accused did not plead to the charges as they were not represented by a lawyer.
Justice Jessie Lessit directed the deputy registrar to appoint a lawyer to represent them before they plead to the charges on March 19.
The seven also appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Enock Cherono and denied the charges of robbery with violence.
The court will rule on their bail application on March 23.