Three men accused of robbing Kilimani residents have been detained pending bail ruling next week.
The three Humphrey Minyata, Jahan Timothy and Ibrahim Hussein appeared before Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Zainab Abdul and denied the charges.
The court was informed that on June 25,2020 along Rose avenue in Kilimani Area Nairobi, jointly with others not before court while armed with dangerous which are pistol and knife, robbed Paul Asewe.
They are accused of stealing a Mackbook air, iPhone 11 Pro, Magic Keyboard, apple adapter, magic mouse, eye glasses, HTC I phone, back bag, power bank, Samsang note 3 and two passports all valued at Sh 396,733 and after the robbery, they threatened to use actual violence.
Hussein was charged in another count with handling stolen property against the law.
He is accused that on June 30,2020 at Kawangware in Dagorretti area within Nairobi County, he dishonestly retained stolen goods.
Through their lawyer Katunga Mbuvi, the accused pleaded with court to release them on favorable bond terms after the prosecution opposed their release.
Mbuvi said that his clients have been in detention for seven days which lapsed today.
“The offense the suspects have committed is bailable and the constitution presumes them innocent until proven guilty,” said Katunga.
He said that the allegations by the prosecution that the accused has no fixture aboard is not based on facts because they are all Kenyans.
“The family of the accused are in court and there is no evidence to support claims that he has no fixture aboard,” said Katanga.
He said that there are no reasons to deny them bail.
Ruling will be delivered on July 8,2020.