Heartless! Taxi Driver Charged With Robbery And Raping Female Passenger At Gunpoint In Nairobi

A city taxi driver was on Wednesday charged in a Nairobi court with robbing and raping a female passenger at gunpoint.

Anthony Kanyari Muga denied the two counts when he appeared before Milimani senior resident magistrate Hellen Onkwani.

The court heard that he committed the act near Ngara primary school jointly with a Mr Mwangi on July 31, 2017.

They robbed the complainant (name withheld) her personal items, a mobile phone and cash Sh 31,000 – all valued at Sh 54,800.

The court heard that two raped the woman in the same vehicle of registration number KCK 681K.

1609028

According to the prosecution, the complainant had arrived in Nairobi from Mombasa at around 1 am and hired the taxi within the city centre.

It is said that after the driver arrived, he called another man to accompany him to the complainant’s residence near Pangani.

Instead, Muga drove to a dark place near Ngara primary school where the offence is alleged to have been committed.

The prosecution asked the court to detain the accused person at Central Police Station until they get results of a medical test conducted on the driver following his arrest on Tuesday.

Muga was arrested at a parking lot on River Road.

Onkwani ordered him detained for two days as requested by the prosecution before he processes Sh2 million bond granted by the court.

The case will be heard on October 3.

 

 

 

 

 

-Alphonce Mung’ahu

Gang Raids Catherine Ndereba’s Nairobi Home

A gang raided the Nairobi home of two-time world marathon champion Catherine Ndereba and robbed her off household valuables and money.

Speaking about the incident, police spokeswoman Gatiria Mboroki said that Catherine was at home at the time of the raid with her family but they were not wounded in the Monday night incident.

Efforts to trace the attackers who escaped on foot proved futile as it was raining heavily. It is unclear how the robbers broke into the heavily fenced home.

According to the police, the thugs escaped with Catherine’s Kenya prisons uniform where she still serves as a warden.

Catherine Ndereba has won the marathon at the world championships twice,won two silver medals at the olmpics and she is also a four-time Boston marathon winner.

Girl beaten to death, burned by boda boda operators

A 16-year-old girl was beaten to death and burned by boda boda operators in Rangwe, Homa Bay county on Monday. The form three Aoch Muga secondary school student was allegedly an accomplice to thugs harassing the riders.

The over 300 boda boda operators also torched 17 houses and other property belonging to thugs named by the girl. The girl is said to have been with one of them when he hired a motorcycle from Kameji in Rongo to Sinema market in Rangwe.

They were stopped by three youths who claimed they wanted to pay the boda boda rider but attacked him with pangas instead. They escaped with his motorbike but it broke down after a short distance, forcing them to run into a nearby sugar cane plantation.

A rider who witnessed the incident raised the alarm attracting the others. On Sunday, riders from various market centres, including Rodi Kopany, set the plantation on fire to smoke out the suspects.

It was then that they stumbled upon the girl who admitted being with the thugs when she was interrogated. They forced her to give their names before lynching her.

Later in the day, an attempt by the riders to storm Gem central chiefs camp was foiled by armed APs. Deputy county commissioner Ali Duba and his security team later addressed the boda boda operators.

They had demanded the transfer of the Rangwe district officer saying he was lazy and had complained about rising insecurity. Duba told them that their concerns would be addressed.

The girl’s body was taken to Homa bay county hospital mortuary.

 

Police officer who stole Sh90,000 sentenced to hang for robbery with violence

A police officer was Thursday  sentenced to death for violently robbing a businessman of Sh90,000 three years ago.

Constable Gilber Chemosi, who was attached to Makongeni police station, was found guilty and convicted by Nairobi chief magistrate Hannah Ndung’u.

Ndung’u ordered police to take Chemosi’s fingerprints.  The convict has rejected efforts to get his fingerprints since his arrest.

The magistrate said prosecution produced overwhelming evidence that Chemosi robbed Otieno Odongo, who had withdrawn money from the Barclays Bank ATM.

Chemosi was guarding the ATM. The offence was committed on June 25, 2012 on Bandaz road in Industrial area.

 

Nyeri businessman shot dead Wednesday morning

A prominent Mweiga town businessman in Kieni, Nyeri County was Wednesday shot dead by three gangsters who stormed his shop at dawn.

Nathaniel Mutitu, 51 had just opened his ‘Mweiga Corner Shop’ at around 5am when three robbers posing as customers ordered clients to lie down before shooting him dead.

His shop is just over 50 meters away from Mweiga Police station. The gangsters first parked the Sienta vehicle outside whose registration number was concealed before storming the shop.

They also stole unknown amount of money and two cartons cigarettes. Shocked residents jammed at the scene in the morning and expressed shock over their safety despite the business being a stone throw away from the police station.

Local AP commander F.K. Mbogoh however defended police saying they were on patrol the whole night. He said two AP officers on patrol had already bought two breads at the shop about five minutes earlier before the crime occurred.

No arrest has been made so far.

Ahero MCA admitted in hospital after botched robbery

Member of the County Assembly (MCA) for Ahero Ward, Maurice Onyango Aloo, is admitted at Aga Khan hospital in Kisumu after he was shot in the thigh by thugs who raided his home on Sunday night.

A close family friend, Justus Nyamolo, said the assailants struck Aloo’s home in Ahero at 8:30pm and went straight to the bedroom, one wielding a rifle while the other a shot gun. The thugs demanded to be given money.

“Aloo gave the robbers Sh10, 000 which he had at the time but they demanded for more and shot him on the thigh.”

More shots were fired as Aloo struggled physically with the robbers.

The attackers managed to escape but left behind a mobile phone, a shoe and a jacket which were taken away by the police.

– The Star

Boda boda rider beats, robs and strips Thika bar attendant

A bar attendant in Thika was robbed, beaten and stripped naked on Sunday by a boda boda operator she had hired to take her to a pub in the area.

The woman said the operator of the motorcycle she boarded outside Rwambogo hotel at 4.30pm took her to Kiandutu Cemetery instead.

She said that when they got to the cemetery, the rider drew what resembled a gun and a panga and ordered her to lie down.

She said he then beat her using the panga, robbed her of Sh5,000, a mobile phone, a handbag containing vital documents and her jacket and shoes before ordering her to strip naked claiming she was hiding more money.

The victim said her attacker however allowed her to wear her skirt and blouse when he realised she did not have any more money.

She said she crawled to the road after he left and was taken to her home in Witeithie estate by a truck driver.

 

Gunmen throw cash in the air to keep crowd at bay in city robbery

Four gunmen caused commotion along Banda Street, Nairobi on Thursday morning when they threw bundles of cash in the air as they made their escape after a robbery.

The men had just grabbed some Sh1.4 million from an MPESA shop located on the ground floor of Gilfilan House within the city centre.

The gang however encountered a mob as they made away on foot near Jamia Mosque. One of them was cornered by the crowd and resorted to throwing the cash at them. It worked, as the crowd quickly abandoned the suspect and rushed for the cash instead.

The gang repeated the act again outside Bazaar Plaza along Moi Avenue before they managed to make their way out of the city.

Police are still pursuing them.