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Cop who robbed Deputy Governor at gun point charged

18 October 2016, 12:18 George Vodongo

Meru - The Administration Police officer who robbed Tharaka Nithi Deputy Governor of KES 3.5 million last week has been charged.

Constable Josphat Kipyegon is alleged to have grabbed the money from his boss on arrival at his home in Kinoru.

Mate said he had just collected the money after selling a piece of his property.

He said Kipyegon pointed a gun at him, grabbed the bag containing the money then walked away after the Wednesday morning incident.

When he turned himself in last Thursday, Kipyegon denied the charges and was detained at the police station.

On Tuesday he was arraigned alongside his girlfriend Rose Kajira to answer to charges of robbery with violence.

Kipyegon was of robbing the Deputy Governor of KES 3.5 million at gunpoint, and wounding him.

Rose was charged for handling stolen money.

According to the charge sheet, she helped Kipyegon in the disposal of KES 1.4 million at KCB Isiolo branch, when she had reason to believe it was stolen money.

Appearing before Meru Principal Magistrate Stella Abuya, the two denied the charges and were remanded for four days to enable police to conclude investigations.

- MyNews24

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