Man Charged for assaulting director at Rigdeways Inn

Makadara Law Courts

A man has been charged at the Makadara Law Courts with assaulting the director of Ridgeways-Inn and stealing over Sh 100,000 from the safe.

Daniel Kimani Kariuki however denied four counts of assault and stealing money from the said premises on September 20, 2018.

The court heard that at Ridgeways-Inn in Nairobi County with others not before court, Kimani unlawfully assaulted Samuel Kiarie Maina thereby causing actual body harm.

The accused also faced three other counts in which he was accused of assaulting three other people from that place who are Alex Wanjala Wangila, Bernard Njogu Kariuki and Sylvia Wambui Karanja on similar dates and place.

In the fourth count, Kimani was charged with stealing Sh103,000 and one mobile phone of Samsung Galaxy make worth Sh 40,000 all valued at Sh 143,000, property of one Silvia Wambui Karanja.

According to the police files, Kimani’s case is a case of assault causing actual bodily harm which is contrary to the law.

The complainants told the court that the accused Kimani confronted them after he arrived at the compound with 15 men all dressed in black suites claiming to be bouncers.

They were armed with Crowbar and chains and told the complainant that they wanted to take the over the management posing with an order from Kiambu court, number 145/2018.

The accused told the first complainant to surrender the keys of the light house and green houses and the other three complainants were told to vacate from compound.

The first, second and third complainants resisted resulting in a fight where they received injuries during the struggle. It is said that the complainants complained being assaulted by the accused persons.

Sh103,000.00 had been stolen from the safe and with the help of the CCTV, the accused were identified and were arrested and charged.

He was released on cash bail of Sh100,000 and the matter will be heard on November 26, 2018.

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