Some of 19 Gor Mahia fans at Milimani law courts when they appeared before principal magistrate Martha Mutuku charged with 3 counts of going armed in public and creating disturbance, in relation to last weekend’s chaos at Nyayo National stadium during the match between Gor-Mahia and AFC leopards on Tuesday 25 August, 2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Nineteen Gor Mahia fans have been charged before the Nairobi Magistrate court with three counts.
They are accused of going armed with stones in public, creating disturbance in relation and assaults to the last weekend’s chaos at Nyayo National Stadium during the match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.
They pleaded not guilty and they were released on a bond of 50.000 with surety of the same amounts. But they were denied cash bail pending a probation report.
The fourteen accused who is 16 year old was released on a free bond with guardian undertaking to produce him in court wherever needed he will be needed in court.
Court further directed the guardian to produce documents before the court showing that the 16 year old student will be in school when the trial will be in progress.
This morning they appeared before Nairobi senior magistrate Martha Mutuku but failed to plead to the charges after their lawyer, Jack Odhiambo, objected to their prosecution.
He said his clients were held in custody for more than 24 hours before being brought to court.
They are facing charges of being armed in public, creating disturbance and assault.
The football match was stopped in the 64th minute and was called off Sunday after officials failed to restore normalcy.
The chaos started after the referee awarded Gor a penalty after a Leopards player handled the ball in the box.
The suspects were arrested following a clash that led to the cancellation of the match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards on Sunday.
The matter will be mentioned on 8 of September for further directions.