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Nine suspects arraigned in court over last month’s murder of KDF officer.

The nine suspects who were arraigned in a Kandara court on tuesday in connection to the robbery that resulted to the death of Daniel Chege and Grace Wangari on the 30th of April 2017.
Nine suspects were arraigned in a Kandara court Tuesday morning over the murder of Daniel Chege Ng’ang’a alias Nico and his mother on the 30th of April 2017.

The suspects, Simon Kamau Wairungi alias Kajunior, Samuel Nyoike Ndung’u alias Lala, Patrick Ireri Micheni alias Baite, Anthony Karanja Kang’ethe, Joseph Nduati Wambunya, Samuel Mburu Nyoike alias Kamwana, David Kamande Murigi alias Mkorino, Solomon Ng’ang’a Kinyua alias Ng’ash and Simon Ng’ang’a Wainaina alias Saimo, with robbery with violence contrary to Section 296(2) of the Kenyan Penal Code.

The nine were charged that on the 30th day of April 2017 at Gaichangware village in Kandara Sub-County of Murang’a, jointly with others not before court while armed with dangerous weapons namely pangas, metal bars and knives, robbed Ivy Wambui Kang’ethe off her mobile phone make Black berry valued at KES. 25,000 and cash KES. 27,000, all valued at KES. 57,000 and immediately before the time of the robbery used personal violence on the victim and fatally injured Daniel Chege Ng’ang’a and Grace Wangari Ng’ang’a.

However, all the suspects denied the charges and were to be held in Murang’a Police Cells until Monday 19th June 2017 when their plea for bail will be heard.

The police had requested to be accorded three more days with the suspects as they had not completed their investigations, a plea that was granted by the presiding judge Hon.  M.W. Kinyanjui.

According to earlier reports, Chege succumbed to his injuries and died on the spot while his mother Wangari passed on while undergoing treatment at Thika Level 5 Hospital.

Chege was a 33-year old soldier based in Kahawa Barracks and according to relatives, he had just reported back to the country from Somalia after surviving two Al Shabaab attacks.

He left behind two daughters, the eldest who is in class three. 

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