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Two charged for Makueni shootings

26 September 2014, 19:10 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Two men have been charged for the chaos that took place in Makueni that saw six people shot and injured.

The two were charged at the Makueni Law Courts Friday for unlawfully injuring people using firearms.

The two, John Muthoka, the county Speaker’s bodyguard and Francis Gaitho, assigned to the Majority Leader, appeared before Acting Principal Magistrate Richard Koech and denied the charges.

Muthoka was further accused of unlawful possession of extra 9mm ammunition, a charge he also denied.

The two were involved in the melee after a huge crowd descended on them during a demonstration to protests the planned impeachment of Governor Kivutha Kibwana.

Both were released on a KES 50,000 cash bail and a bond of KES 100,000 each.

A member of the public Amos Mwanzia, was also charged and accused of malicious damage, and creating disturbance by shouting and throwing stones during the trouble.

Read also: Makueni County likely to crash and burn

He was released on a cash bail of KES 20,000 and a bond of KES 60,000.

Since then, there has been talk the County Government being dissolved after Kibwana admitted that he had lost control of County affairs.

He said that people against his rule in the County had stalled operations at the County Assembly and thus simple things could not be achieved as a result.

" If things do not change we will be forced to ask the president to dissolve the county government, he said Friday.

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