Man arraigned in court for attempted murder

A 52-year-old man has been arraigned at the Narok Law courts charged with attempted murder of the Maasai Mara Conversation Programmes Officer.

The accused Siyialel Ole Ronko and two others not before the court are said to have attacked the victim, Daniel Ole Muli by shooting him with an AK 47 rifle on April 26 this year as he was on his way home from work.

The court heard that the accused ambushed and shot Ole Muli 12 times outside his home in Oltorotua village, Aitong area, Narok West Sub County at around 7:30 pm.

Appearing before Narok Senior Resident Magistrate Phyllis Shinada, the accused advocate Ms. Bridget Bosibori pleaded with the court to release her client on bond terms arguing he has been in custody for many days.

She said the accused was a family man with two wives and children and he was diabetic hence needed medical attention.

“My client is also aged and he is not at flight risk. I request the court to release him on bond,” said the advocate.

She also argued that her client had been detained for 25 days and that despite the court granting him the bond of Sh. 500,000 on May 30, the police continued to detain him.

However, the prosecution led by senior counsel Mr. Tito Wanga opposed the accused’s release on bond saying the suspect should stay in custody for his own safety as his life would be in danger if released due to the irate members of his community. These sentiments were supported by Duncan Lagat, the victim’s lawyer.

The court however granted Mr. Siyialel a bond of Sh. 500,000 and a surety of the same amount.

“The accused was in custody for 25 days before the bond was granted. I have gone through all the documents and hereby release him on Sh. 500,000 bond and a surety of the same amount,” said the Senior Magistrate.

The case is set to be mentioned on August 15 and hearing set to begin on August 29.



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