Three guards charged with breaking into aspirant's property
Three security guards suspected to have broken into an aspirant office in Saba Saba were yesterday charged with breaking and entering by a Mombasa court.
Lucas Odera, Festus Matheka and Jeremiah Kilonzo were charged with breaking and entering into Habo industries limited, property belonging to Hezron Awiti and stole seven assorted computers valued at Sh112,000.
The three, security guards with Awanad security group and Texas security limited also faced a second count of neglecting to prevent a felony while employed as security guards.
They denied all the charges before Mombasa’s principle magistrate Richard Odenyo.
They are said to have committed the offence between 15th and 16th August at Saba Saba area in Mombasa where they broke into Awiti’s business premises and allegedly stole the seven computers.
Awiti’s offices situated along Jommo Kenyatta also serves as his campaign secretariat and has been hit with several incidences of break ins with his personal assistant also losing two computers from a burglary a day earlier.
Awiti is eyeing the Nyali parliamentary seat on an ODM ticket, and it is suspected the burglaries were connected with his political bid.
Mombasa’s CID boss Shadrack Kitheka had dusted the area for fingerprints to piece together information on the twin burglaries.
Meanwhile in the same court a foreigner of Rwandan nationality pleaded with the court not to repatriate him to his country saying he run away due to tribal animosity.
Nsanzumuhire Jean Baptiste was brought before principle magistrate Odenyo and charged with being in the country illegally.
Baptiste told the court he had run away from persecution by powerful individuals who wanted to have him killed.
Baptiste told the court he had been living in Nairobi for over a month before he came to Mombasa, after crossing into the country through Uganda Busia border point.
The court heard he sought the services of a property broker who took him to a house in Kayole Estate in Nairobi Eastland’s area.
Principle magistrate Richard Odenyo directed that he be handed over to immigration officers in Nairobi.