In Summary
  • Mr Boiywo complained that he had been kept in Mandera Police Station cells since Sunday.
  • He asked to be released on cash bail but the magistrate declined saying the charge levelled against him is serious.
  • He was released on a Sh500,000 bond with surety.

A police officer attached to Lafey Police Station in Mandera County has denied a charge of attempted murder.

He was charged that on May 11, 2019 at Lafey Police Station, he attempted to kill Mr Walter Ongaga by aiming and shooting at him using an AK-47 rifle.

The officer, who denied the charge, said he has been at Lafey Police Station for a year and that the complaint, who is the station’s OCS owes him some money.

“I don’t understand how a disciplinary issue has changed to criminal proceeding and I have been in police cell since Sunday awaiting a disciplinary panel,” Mr Boiywo told Mandera Senior Resident Magistrate Duncan Mtai.

REFUSED TO PAY

Mr Boiywo claimed that the complaint had refused to pay him Sh2,000 and that he used what he described as accidental discharge of a bullet to nail him.

“He owed me Sh5,000, paid Sh3,000 but has since refused to pay the balance and I needed it to travel to Nairobi for biometric police registration. We had an altercation on Saturday when I approached him over it,” Mr Boiywo said.

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