AUCTIONEER FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE

The accused , auctioneer and lawyer Zacharia Wakhungu Baraza before Senior Principal Magistrate Robinson Ondieki at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County Kenya on Thursday 24th November 2022. PHOTO / CHRIS OJOW

AUCTIONEER FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE

By Chris Ojow

A lawyer and an auctioneer who caused a

public uproar after demolishing a house

of a couple in Westlands Nairobi has

been charged with robbery with violence

and malicious damage to property.

Robbery with violence is a capital

offence and a serious crime with a

maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Zacharia Wakhungu Baraza who was out on

bond appeared before Senior Principal

Magistrate Robinson Ondieki where he

pleaded not guilty to two counts of

robbery with violence and malicious

damage to property contrary to section 2

and section 339 (1) of the penal code.

The state informed the court that the

accused with others not before court at

Westlands-School lane within Nairobi

County Kenya violently robbed Nikai

Batuk Shah and Avani Niraj Shah of their

electronic appliances, jewels and

assorted household goods & all valued at

18,097,000 Kenya shillings.

In separate count the accused on the

same day of 4th November 2022 at

Westlands-School lane area in Nairobi

County within the republic of Kenya.

jointly with others not before court,

willfully and unlawfully damaged a house

valued at Ksh. 20,000,000

He was released on a bond of 5 million

surety of the same or a cash bail of 2

million Kenya shillings pending further

directions on Monday 28th of November

year 2022 at 9am East Africa Time.

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