Man arrested for alleged involvement in stoning Ruto's convoy charged

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In Summary

•The court heard that on November 10, 2021 at Kondele roundabout within Kisumu Central Sub-county, jointly with others not before the court, Aminda willfully and unlawfully destroyed different parts of five vehicles belonging to the government of Kenya.

•"Aminda created disturbance by pelting stones at a crowd in a political rally and at the DP's motorcade there by maliciously destroying a special land cruiser REG GKB 263G, GKB 741J and a Toyota Hilux,"

Wilson Aminda at Winam Court where he was charged on November 18, 2021.
Wilson Aminda at Winam Court where he was charged on November 18, 2021.
Image: FAITH MATETE

A Kisumu county official who was arrested on Monday after being accused of leading a mob that stoned Deputy President William Ruto's convoy last week has been arraigned in court.

Wilson Ojuang Aminda appeared before Winam Law Courts Senior Principal Magistrate Robert Wanda where he was charged with two different counts.

The court heard that on November 10, 2021 at Kondele roundabout within Kisumu Central Sub-county, jointly with others not before the court, Aminda willfully and unlawfully destroyed different parts of five vehicles belonging to the government of Kenya.

In another count, Aminda was charged with creating disturbance in a manner likely to cause breach of peace contrary to section 95 (1) (b) of the penal code.

"Aminda created disturbance by pelting stones at a crowd in a political rally and at the DP's motorcade there by maliciously destroying a special land cruiser REG GKB 263G, GKB 741J and a Toyota Hilux,"

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a bond of Sh500,000 with an alternative of Sh100,000 cash bail.

The matter will be heard on February 7, 2021.

On November 10, during Ruto's tour of the region, his convoy was pelted with stones by a group of rowdy youth, forcing him to cut short his speech.

Police lobbed teargas as they engaged the youth in running battles, as they dispersed the crowd.