THEFT ACCUSATION

Embu deputy headteacher charged with attempting to lynch pupil

The accused are said to have assaulted the boy in March

In Summary

• The Standard 7 learner had allegedly stolen undisclosed items at Kanyweri village in Embu County.

• The prosecution has lined up six witnesses when the hearing starts on March 11, next year

John Munene Lewis Gichoni, Patrick Njiru, Joseph Ndwiga Joseph Kariuki
Deputy head-teacher charged over pupil’s lynching attempt John Munene Lewis Gichoni, Patrick Njiru, Joseph Ndwiga Joseph Kariuki
Image: Reuben Githinji

 

A primary school deputy headteacher has denied attempting to lynch a Standard Seven pupil over alleged theft.

John Munene was jointly charged in a Siakago court with Lewis Gichoni, Patrick Njiru, Joseph Ndwiga and Joseph Kariuki.

They are said to have assaulted the pupil at Kanyweri village in Embu County on March 4. They accused the boy of stealing undisclosed items.

Senior resident magistrate Jackson Omwange released the accused on Sh10,000 bail each and ordered the prosecution to provide them with copies of the charge sheet and any other relevant document.

Munene's lawyer Njeru Ithiga had, in his application for bond, told the court that the charge was bailable.

Prosecutor Margaret Muraguri said she will call six witnesses when the hearing starts on March 11, next year.