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Couple in court for burning forest

18 February 2015, 09:19 Joseph Njung'eh

Murang'a - A couple was Tuesday arraigned before a Murang’a town court for destroying and setting ablaze indigenous trees in a government forest.

John Njamboya and Joyce Wanjiru were charged with committing the offence on February 11, 2014 at Kiambicho forest.

The couple however denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Titus Nzioki, claiming that the fire spread from their farm that borders the forest.

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“We did not set the forest on fire but it spread from our farm,” said the couple while taking plea in court.

The court released them on a KES 50 000 bond each with a surety of the same amount or KES 20 000 cash.

The case was scheduled to proceed on March 24, 2015.

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