5 Korogocho businessmen charged over demonstrations

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 28 Jul, 2023 15:09 | < 1 min read
Korogocho businessmen
Right to left: Jack Odhiambo, John Aura, Asalmus Ochieng, Evans Oburu and Beatrice Adala. PHOTO/Gidraph Mwangi

Five Korogocho businessmen were on Friday, July 28, 2023, charged at a Nairobi court with causing unlawful assembly.

Jack Odhiambo, John Aura, Asalmus Ochieng, Evans Oburu and Beatrice Adala jointly with others who were not before the court were charged with participating in unlawful demonstrations disrupting public peace.

The court heard that the accused committed the alleged offence on July 19, 2023, at Korogocho police station in Starehe Sub-county within Nairobi county.

The prosecution told the court that the accused persons jointly with others who were not in court caused obstruction to other road users and inflicted fear on the public.

Their defence lawyer James Waweru requested the court for leniency in granting bond claiming that the five accused persons have families to take care of besides being businessmen in the area.

He further told the court to consider the fact that they surrendered themselves to the police station and are willing to comply with orders that the court will give on their appearance.

They appeared before Chief Magistrate Gilbert Shikwe and denied the charges.

They were released on a bond of Ksh50,000 or Ksh30,000 cash bail each.

The case will be mentioned on August 15, 2023, for pre-trial.

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