Legal Experts Weigh in on Gatundu South MP Gabriel Kagombe’s Murder Trial

Gabriel Kagombe

Gabriel Kagombe, the Member of Parliament for Gatundu South, has been granted bail of Sh1 million by the Machakos High Court. This decision comes after he was accused of causing the death of a boda boda rider in Thika.

Kagombe was released Friday after he pleaded not guilty to the charges before Judge Francis Olel.

The MP took the plea after undergoing a mental assessment at Kiambu Level Five hospital as ordered by the court on Wednesday when he first appeared to face the charges leveled against him.

According to the charge sheet the legislator is accused of shooting and killing David Nduati,a boda boda rider at Kimuchu area in Makongeni location in Thika, Kiambu county at around 4.30 pm on May 17.

The mention of the case has been slated for July 17.

While releasing the accused on bail, Justice Olel directed him not to contact any witnesses in the case or visit the area where the incident occurred.

The MP has been in police custody for almost two weeks’ time after he was arrested for killing the boda boda rider.

Addressing the press from the Machakos law courts shortly after he posted the bail, Kagombe conveyed his message of condolences to the family of Nduati ahead of the burial tomorrow.

The MP expressed his confidence that the court will deliver justice to both parties.

‘‘This matter is now perfectly before a court of competent jurisdiction and therefore I trust the judicial process will ensure that everyone is going to get justice”, said the legislator.

He thanked his family, friends and fellow MPs for supporting him during the two weeks he was in police custody.

‘‘I wish to thank those who visited me when I was incarcerated and especially the people of Gatundu South who stood by me in these trying moments and having confidence in me as their MP, ’added Kagombe.

He assured his constituents that the case will not hinder service delivery and vowed to continue fighting for their welfare and especially for tea farmers.

‘‘I will ensure that tea farmers are represented by the right people in the forthcoming elections in the tea sector. Nobody should think that they will use the judicial process to derail justice for farmers, added the MP.

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