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Warrant of Arrest Out for Ndichu Brothers Over Failure to Appear in Court

Ndichu Twins
Paul and Eddie Ndichu. [Courtesy]

A warrant of arrest has been issued for the Ndichu Twins, Paul and Eddie over failure to appear in court to answer to the assault charges.

A directive by Kibera chief magistrate Ann Mwangi ordered the police to have the duo arrested.

“Since the accused person is not in court despite a court order I, therefore, issue a warrant of arrest against them,” the Magistrate ruled.

Last week, the twins were set to appear in court to face the charges of assault and malicious damage to property but they failed to show up.

Eddie tested positive for Covid-19 on March 12, according to their lawyer, while Paul was being held in isolation after showing symptoms of the disease.

“The accused person tested positive on March 12 and is in quarantine together with the second accused person who has shown some symptoms related to Covid. We expect them to finish the quarantine on March 26,” the lawyer told Kibera chief magistrate Ann Mwangi.

Read: High Court Declines to Issue Orders Barring Media from Covering Ndichu Twins Assault Case

Eddie failed to enter a plea for the third time after failing to appear on February 8 and March 9.

The court heard on March 9 that his employer refused to allow him time off to attend the court session. Paul Ndichu, his brother, has already been charged.

On the night of October 16-17 last year, Paul was accused of attacking Cheryl Murgor, and Stephanie Murgor at the Ole Sereni Hotel on Mombasa Road in Nairobi.

On the same night at the same hotel, he was also charged with attacking Samuel Ramdas and Patrick Koech.

Paul was also charged with malicious damage to property. The court heard that he willfully and unlawfully damaged the side mirrors of Ramdas’ car.

Read Also: Ndichu Brothers Assault Case Postponed After Duo Failed to Appear in Court

The two side mirrors are worth Sh87,000 each. After disputing the charges before senior resident magistrate Renee Kitangwa, Paul was released on a Sh100,000 bond and a cash bail of the same amount.

Notably, High Court Judge Hedwig Ongudi declined to issue orders barring the media from covering the Ndichu brothers’ assault case.

The twins, through their lawyer, claimed their case had been publicly prosecuted adding that the media had portrayed them falsely and labeled them as sexual offenders. They thus sought to have the media barred from covering the case.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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