Man in court for vandalizing railway
27 March 2015, 12:04
Nanyuki - A man who allegedly stole a railway rails in Chaka Township, Nyeri County, has been arraigned in a Nanyuki court.
Edward Mwangi appeared before the Chief Magistrate Wanjiku Cherere charged that on December 2, 2014 at Chaka area, he was found with two metal rails, property of Kenya Railways.
While testifying, Stephen Wanjohi, a police officer stationed at Nanyuki Railway station told the court that he was informed about the vandalism on the railway by a third party, after which he proceeded to the scene of crime and confirmed the incident.
While on patrol at Chaka trading centre with another officer, they came across the workshop operated by the accused where they saw the stolen metal rails.
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When the police officers questioned the accused about the rails, he became violent and could not give a satisfying answer.
The officers then arrested and escorted him to Nanyuki police station.
The accused however denied the allegations claiming that he found the rails in the police vehicle after his arrest.
The case was set to proceed on April 2, 2015.
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