Kitui AP in court for attempting to shoot colleague dead

An Administration Policeman was on Monday charged in a Kyuso count in Kitui County with attempting to shoot dead his colleague.

Handcuffed Edwin Mutai Lomera, who is attached to the Kasilini AP camp in Kavaani location of Kyuso sub-county, appeared before the Kyuso Senior resident Magistrate John Aringo.

The accused however was denied the charge of attempting to cause the death of his colleague Benjamin Kiprop Chemkule.  He however asked the court to give him lenient bond terms as the hearing of the case continues.

 He was charged that on Friday April 12, 2019 he attempted to commit murder by firing one round of ammunition at Chemkule from a G3 rifle. He was alleged to have shouted to his alleged victim to leave his hut.

Aringo ordered the accused to be released on a Sh. 50,000 cash bail, until after ten days when he will appear in court on April 25, for a pre-trail hearing. The accused was also given the option of a Sh. 50,000 bond with a surety of similar amount.

The court file showed that the prosecution would arraign up to nine witness when the actual hearing of the case kicks off.

  By Musembi Nzengu