Two in court over alleged violent robbery
By Wanja Waweru
On Tuesday, two men were charged with violent robbery after they were said to have stolen products from a warehouse in Embakasi, Nairobi.
Dennis Gathogo and Wambua Mutua who are the suspects, were taken into custody in Makueni.
Police testified in court that the robbery was jointly carried out by Gathogo, Mutua, and other fugitives.
180 cooking pots (sufurias), 141 Khafaga smart video speakers, one television, a laptop, four CCTV cameras, and a DVR CCTV Machine, all worth a combined Sh5,860,800, were among the items they are said to have stolen.
According to the police, the suspects physically hurt William Kimani, one of the company’s directors.
The two are accused of handling stolen items in violation of Section 322(1) and Section 322(2) of the Penal Code.
After they were reportedly discovered in possession of some of the goods taken during the robbery, the two are now facing an additional charge of handling stolen goods in violation of Section 322 (1) (2) of the Penal Code.
A group of men attacked the business early on Sunday and smashed the building’s security cameras. They were equipped with metal bars and crow bars. The items were taken, and they were then loaded onto a waiting truck.
When a corporate director arrived at work while the robbery was still going on, the gangsters accosted him and beat him up. He was told to return to his car by them.
The director called the police after the thugs had left.
As soon as the police got going, the lorry was stopped near Kasikeu, Makueni County.
Before Senior Resident Magistrate Eric Mutunga of the Makadara Law Courts, the suspect disputed the accusations.
They will be held in custody until February 15 when the case will be brought up in a special hearing that the prosecution has sought.