Two Homa Bay ward representatives were charged Tuesday with violently robbing their colleagues of property worth Sh272,500.
Morris Ogwang’ (Kendu Bay Township) and Michael Odira (Kibiri) were charged before Homa Bay Senior Resident Magistrate Joy Wesonga.
They allegedly robbed Homa Bay Town East MCA Juma Awuor and Homa Bay Town Central’s Julius Nyambok of various items on May 7.
It was reported that Mr Ogwang’ and Mr Odira injured the complainants using clubs and stones in an attack in Kendu Bay, Rachuonyo North Sub-county.
In the first count, the court heard that the MCAs and others not before court robbed Mr Awuor of Sh75,000 cash, his Sh15,000 wrist watch and open shoes worth Sh2,500.
In the second count, the two MCAs and others are accused of robbing Mr Nyambok of Sh180,000 cash before injuring him.
In the third count, it is alleged that they willfully and unlawfully damaged the rear left window of Mr Awuor’s Toyota Land Cruiser, which is said to have been worth Sh12,000.
Mr Ogwang’ and Mr Odira denied the charges and were each released on Sh150,000 bond with sureties of the same amount.
The case will be heard on July 28.