A suspect who was charged for assaulting his friend for demanding a Ksh200 loan he borrowed has been released on a Ksh200,000 bond.
Peter Lesial Letiwa, a student at Nairobi University, reportedly assaulted his long-term friend who he had borrowed the said amount for personal use.
According to court documents, the accused allegedly attacked and caused grievous harm to Thomas Loloyu, on November 9, at Nairobi University, Lower Kabete Campus.
The court heard that the complainant had visited the accused at around 6:00 pm to demand the money. Upon asking for his money, the accused reportedly turned violent and withdrew a rungu that he used to hit him multiple times.
It is during the beating that Loloyu was injured in the head and broke his ribs before falling to the ground unconscious. He is said to have been rescued by students who were passing by the hostel.
Loloyu was later taken to the hospital where he stayed for a week before being discharged.
He reported the case to the police after he came out of the hospital leading to the arrest of Letiwa who had attempted to escape.
Letiwa first pleaded guilty to attacking and injuring his friend but he later made a u-turn and denied assault charges after he was arraigned before Kibera Senior Principal Magistrate Sharon Maroro.
“The accused person is released on a bond of Ksh200,000 pending trial next year. The matter shall be mentioned on December 6 and all the documents to be supplied to the accused,” Maroro ruled.