Dennis Gathogo and Wambua Mutua, who were accused of stealing products from a warehouse in Embakasi, were charged with robbery and violence on Tuesday after being arraigned in court.

The two suspects were apprehended in Makueni County. The police said in court that the culprits committed the acts alongside other people who have not yet been located.

The suspects are suspected of stealing 180 kitchen staff items, 141 khafaga smart speakers, a television, laptop, four CCTV cameras, and a DVR CCTV machine, all of which are valued at Ksh 5,860,800.

According to the police, the accused allegedly used violence on William Kimani, who is the company’s director.

In accordance with Section 322 (1) (2) of the Penal Code, the two are also facing a different charge as it was claimed that they were discovered in possession of some of the goods stolen during the robbery.

A group of men attacked the business early on Sunday morning and smashed the building’s surveillance cameras. They were equipped with metal bars and crow bars. The items were taken, and loaded onto a waiting truck.

The company’s director, who was hurt in the robbery after being attacked by the gang members and told to return to his car, reported the event to the police station where they were waiting for the truck in Kasikeu, Makueni County.

The two suspects denied the accusations before Senior Resident Magistrate Eric Mutunga at Makadara Law Court. They will be held in jail until a special hearing requested by the prosecution on February 15 when the case will be discussed.

February 8, 2023

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