Nakuru ex-mayor denies theft
Former Nakuru Mayor David Gikaria yesterday appeared in court to answer to charges of stealing and being in possession of stolen goods. Gikaria appeared before denied the charges of stealing 21 steel electric posts, 23 lanterns and 1 sign posts all worth Sh210,000 between July 2 and 4. The Lakeview ward councillor faces another charge of being in possession of stolen goods, property of the Nakuru Municipal Council at Pangani estate, Nakuru.
His lawyer, Gordon Ogolla, applied for bond saying that the accused is a community leader and would therefore be attending court regularly. Gikaria was arrested last week by CID officers after the alleged stolen goods were recovered from his home. He is considered to be among the front runners for the Nakuru Town East parliamentary seat in the forthcoming polls. He was released on a cash bail of Sh 40,000 with the alternative of a Sh60,000 bond. His case will be heard on September 3.