Blogger Robert Alai has pleaded not guilty to causing grievous injuries to musician Ringtone also known as Alex Apoko.
Magistrate Philip Mutua of Kibera Law Courts has released him on a cash bail of Ksh300,000 and an alternative bond of ksh1 million with a surety of a similar amount.
Further, Alai has been warned against commenting on the case on social media either directly or through proxies. Ringtone’s lawyer Evans Ondieki had raised complaints at the court that lawyer Abraham Mutai had commented on the case this morning.
“Robert Alai, kindly refrain from commenting anything on this case or even using proxies to talk about it,” Philip Mutua said while delivering his ruling on that cash bail.
Alai had sought for release of his motor vehicle, a Subaru Outback, but Ondieki opposed the same. Through his lawyer, Alai had argued that the vehicle is not an exhibit in the case but Ondieki said the same will be known after the victim testifies because his car – Range Rover is also detained at the same station, Kilimani police station.
Mutua said the nitty-gritty of the cars involved is better known to the police officer investigating the case and told Alai to make his formal application to the trial court.
The court will sermon police to explain the annexes between the cars and the case.
Alai shall return to the court on August 23 for a pre-trial.