February 23, 2024


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Former Tetu MP charged afresh, risks life sentence

Former Tetu MP James Ndungu Gethenji ./FILE

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Former Tetu MP Ndung’u Gethenji has been charged afresh in a case where he is accused of assaulting a security guard.

 Gethenji, who is embroiled in a bitter row with his sibling over an upmarket city estate, is said to have assaulted Godfrey Mutua, a guard at Kihingo village in Kitisuru, Westlands sub-county in Nairobi county on February 5, 2021.

 When the matter came for mention before Milimani Magistrate Caroline Muthoni to confirm if the prosecution had amended the charge sheet, the former MP pleaded not guilty to the fresh charges and was released on Sh100,000 cash bail pending pre-trial of the case on November 30, 2022.

Gethenji had also been charged with being in possession of an invalid firearms certificate on February 18, 2021, at Kihingo Village (Waridi Gardens.

However, Getheni through his lawyer Ishmael Nyaribo applied for review to the DPP after he said the firearm license board confirmed that he had a replacement of his license application approved at the time of the incident.

The matter had come up for mention to confirm whether the charge of having an invalid firearm certificate had been amended.

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