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Sholinke MCA finally charged after dodging scribes for hours

Oloosirkon-Sholinke MCA in red jersey is guarded by police at Kajiado open air law court before taking a plea on Monday.
Oloosirkon-Sholinke MCA in red jersey is guarded by police at Kajiado open air law court before taking a plea on Monday.
Kaesha, who is facing a criminal charge was arrested on Saturday and had his fingerprints taken by DCI officers at Kitengela police station and later released on bond.

Sholinke/Oloosirkon MCA Francis Kaesha had a long day on Monday, the day he was to appear in court to answer charges of assault.

Kaesha, who is facing a criminal charge was arrested on Saturday and had his fingerprints taken by DCI officers at Kitengela police station and later released on bond.

He was told to appear at Kajiado Law Courts on Monday morning. After a word went around that he was being awaited in court, Kaesha denied he was arrested on Saturday and also claimed he was headed to Nairobi on private business.

Kennedy Mbaabu says he has been living under fear following the death of his witness on May 30
Kennedy Mbaabu says he has been living under fear following the death of his witness on May 30.

When the scribes made inquiries with the DCI in Isinya, it was said the MCA who is facing assault charges was expected in Kajiado court. “If he fails to turn up, we will withdraw his bond and arrest him immediately,” said a senior police officer.

After dodging journalists for almost two hours and lying to them he was in Nairobi, Kaesha was tongue-tied when he arrived at the court in Kajiado only to find cameras clicking away.

Minutes after 11 am, MCA Kaesha, Peter Mwangi, and Moses Kilelo were put in the defense dock as they appeared before Principal Magistrate Susan Shitubi.

The three denied the charge of assault and causing bodily harm to one, Kenneth Mbaabu.

The prosecution told the court the three on May 21 at Migigo area of Noonkopir within Kitengela, jointly with other not before the court they assaulted Mbaabu and occasioned him actual bodily harm.

Kaesha and two of his co-accused after pleading not guilty were released on a cash bail of Sh20, 000 each.

Earlier on Kaesha had argued with the police that the incident happened while he was discharging his duties as the area MCA and that the county government should have been taken to court instead.

“I was discharging the duties of the county government and I should not have been charged as Kaesha but the area MCA. I was defending the property of the county government,” he said.

The court released the three on cash bail and a surety of the same amount. At the time of going to press, the three were still locked up in the court cells.

They were waiting for their relatives to bring in the money. The case will be heard on July 28.

 

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