High Court Overturns Decision To Release Ex Garissa Finance Executive Attempted Murder Suspects On Bail

by Mahakamani News
Mohamud Hussein Aden and Juliet Charity Njoki before court

High Court has overturned a magistrate decision that released on bail two accused persons charged with attempted murder of former Garissa finance Executive Idris Aden Muktar.

The judge suspended the order to release Mohamud Hussein Aden and Juliet Charity Njoki after victim family lawyer Charles Kanyama applied for revision.

“In circumstances an order of stay of release of Mohamud Hussein Aden and Juliet Charity Njoki is hereby granted pending the hearing and determination of this application interpartes on 27 September 2018 at 2:30 pm” ordered the judge.

The judge further ordered the deputy registrar to call for the original trial court record so that the same is before court.

City Lawyer Charles Kanyama applied for review of ruling made by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi that released the two accused person on cash bail yesterday afternoon.

The Magistrate released Muhammud Hussein Aden and Juliet Charity Njoki on a cash bail of 500,000 and bond of 1 million and two surety. They were also ordered to deposit their traveling documents in court.

Mr Kanjama in his letter detailed the circumstances of the case before the trial court.

He told the court the matter is very urgent and critical matter which need to be handled before the accused leaves the jurisdiction of the court.

“We request this court’s indulgence to admit and hear and determine this revision brought about by the ruling of the Chief Magistrate with extreme urgency”. State Victim lawyer.

In his review letter to the high court, Kanjama stated that before the ruling , the family of Idriss Muktar received information from one Ahmed Aden Hire that the accused.

Mohamud Hussein Aden is a Senior Security Adviser of Garissa Governor Korane Ali Bunow and he has been working as such since the said county government came into power after the 2017 general election.

” The accused Mohamud Hussein Aden is also on the payroll of the county government. This is contrary to the accused averment that he is a businessman in Machakos county and has been so for the past 13 years” state the letter.

The two Mohamud Hussein Aden and Juliet Charity Njoki are accused that on 19 of August this year at White Star Restaurant along Kandara road jointly with others not before court unlawfully attempted to cause death of Idris Muktar Adam by shooting and injuring Muktar.

Prosecution further accused the two that on diverse dates between 1 of July and 27 of September this at unknown place in Nairobi , jointly with others not before court conspired to kill city lawyer Charles Njiru Kanjama.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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