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4 police officers charged with assaulting Jakoyo Midiwo

Monday February 24 2020

Former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo 

Former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo addresses his supporters during a fundraising function at Sirembe Secondary School in Siaya County on May 11, 2019. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Four police officers were charged on Monday with attacking former Gem Member of Parliament Jakoyo Midiwo at his home in Milimani Estate, Kisumu County.

Geoffrey Wachira, Violet Nyagah, Jeph Owino and Dennis Mulinge appeared before Chief Magistrate Peter Gesora at the Kisumu Law Courts.

Mr Midiwo told the court that on the morning of February 10, the four police officers assaulted him at his home at about 2am.

He also said they drove him to Central Police Station where one of them opened a cell, slapped and locked him up.

It was said the officers also assaulted Elijah Ochieng, the former MP’s driver.

THEFT CHARGE

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Mr Wachira was independently charged with stealing, contrary to section 168 as read with 275 of the Penal Code.

He is said to have stolen Mr Midiwo’s Infinix mobile phone valued at Sh15,000.

The four officers denied all the charges.

Their lawyer, Shem Omondi, pleaded for their release on personal bonds saying they are attached to local courts.

“They have a well laid prudence to enable them appear in court,” he said.

Mr Gesora released the accused on a Sh50,000 bond or a Sh20,000 cash bail each.

The case will be mentioned on February 28 and heard on March 31.

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