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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bungoma magistrate moves robbery case to Kakamega

Bungoma LawcourtS chief magistrate Rachael Ng’etich has transferred the case of Peter Machoka Nyang’au to Kakamega Lawcourts since the matter in court occurred in another jurisdiction.
In her ruling, Ng’etich said that for justice to be seen to done, the case ought to be heard from Kakamega given the fact that it will also save on time and resources wasted on road by both the complainant and accused.
Machoka was accused of robbery with violence contrary to section 296(2) of the penal code.
According to the charge sheet,  Machoka  was accused that on January  17 2015 at Malava area within Kakamega county, jointly with others not before the court, he robbed James Sule Matengo a motor vehicle registration number KBT 943P.
Machoka was arrested on February 6 2015 in Malaba border town after being found with Sule’s vehicle and a mobile phone
In the same court, a woman was fined Sh20,000 after she was found guilty of selling illicit brew contrary to section 37 as read with section 62 of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act No 4 of 2010.
Teresina Anyango Oduor was accused of being in possession of 15 litres of chang’aa
Prosecutor Margaret Apima told the court that on February 21 2015, Anyango was found operating an illegal business of selling chang’aa at Kimaeti village in Bumula subcounty, Bungoma.