Court Frees Ksh.50 Million KCB Thika Theft Suspects On Bail


A court on Thursday released three suspects who were arrested in connection with the Ksh.50 million Kenya Commercial Bank, (KCB) Thika Branch heist on bond.

The three; Halford Munene Murakaru, 32, his brother Charles Mwangi Murakaru, 30, and Julius Wainaina, 32 were released on bond of Ksh.4 million for each and a surety of the same amount.

On Monday, the accused’s defense team led by counsel, Zacky Odegi, pleaded with the court to release the suspects on bail, arguing that they have no case to answer in relation to the theft.

State counsel, Stella Oyagi had objected the release of the three, arguing that they were planning to leave the country, adding that the process will interfere with the court proceedings.

In her ruling, Justice Murigi dismissed the prosecution saying that there is no evidence that the trio will interfere with evidence. The suspects were arrested on Saturday, November 25, at Marurui estate in Kiambu following the theft.


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