Two high school students charged with arson

By KNA On Wed, 5 Feb, 2020 09:50 | < 1 min read
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Two minors from Ndaragwa Boys High School in Nyandarua North Sub County were today arraigned in a Nyahururu Court on arson charges.

The duo, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa pleaded not guilty to the early morning incident which gutted a dormitory worth Sh500, 000.

Prosecution preferred arson and destruction of property charges against them but added that they were yet to receive a detailed report of what exactly transpired, saying more charges could emerge.

Seeing that they were minors, the magistrate ordered that they are taken for age assessment after which they would be brought back to court once the prosecution had prepared all the charges.

“The children claim they are 16 years but this can only be determined upon age assessment, I, therefore, direct that they are presented before this court when their ages are confirmed,” Obulutsa noted.

In the same court, a middle-aged man left the courthouse elated after an application to withdraw rape charges against him was assented.

Samuel Kahuho, a personal assistant to Ndaragwa Central MCA, David Maitai, had been charged with raping a woman at his employer’s office.

The woman said that she is a born again Christian and her values dictated that she forgave those that wronged her.

“I am an ardent Christian and since the defendant is also my friend, I have decided to forgive him and bury the hatchet,” she told the court.

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