Six minors were on Monday, June 19 arraigned before a Murang’a court charged with being members of an illegal group.
The six were arrested on Friday, June 16th at Mukuyu market in Murang’a town after a huge outcry by residents who complained that they were being terrorized by an illegal gang.
The minors are suspected to be members of the Gaza gang that is known to cause terror to residents of some estates in Nairobi.
Mukuyu residents have accused the gang members of breaking into their homes during day times and mugging them on the streets at night.
The suspects, however, did not take the plea as the magistrate ordered that they are remanded at Murang’a police station until June 21 when the case will be mentioned.
This followed an application by the prosecution to be given more time to complete their investigations.
The prosecution also said they needed more to conduct a medical assessment on the suspects to establish their ages before they are formally charged.
The prosecution also asked the court to deny the minors bond as the gang they are suspected to members of is dangerous and thrives on intimidating residents, and that they may interfere with witnesses.
Mwichigi, however, said he will rule on the bond issue when the case is mentioned and ordered the suspects’ parents to produce birth certificates in court.