Two men suspected to be members of a gang that robbed a man at a shop in Huruma Estate in Nairobi is facing robbery with violence charges.
Mr Rashid Lucille and Mr Davis Ochieng are accused of violently robbing Mr Dominic Ilua of Sh3,900 in the incident that happened on January 23, 2023.
On the material day, Mr Ilua was on his way to a shop in the morning when he found a group of men and a woman pretending to be fighting.
He passed them by but the men accosted him at the shop and dragged him to a nearby boda boda stage as they assaulted him.
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They robbed him of Sh3,400 while demanding for more money. Mr Ilua told them he had Sh500 in his house and they escorted him there.
The complainant sent for his wife who brought him the money which he handed over to the assailants.
After the incident, he reported the matter at Huruma Police Station. Police officers accompanied him back to the scene where they found two of the suspects and arrested them after Mr Ilua identified them as among those who robbed him.
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The two accused persons denied the charges before Makadara Chief Magistrate Francis Kyambia.
They were released on a bond of Sh400,000 with a surety of a similar amount each – without an option of a cash bail.
The case will be mentioned February 28, 2023 before hearing starts on May 30, 2023.