EALA MP Simon Mbugua and three others have been charged with robbery with violence.
The group were accused of assaulting Nairobi CBDA Chairman Timothy Muriuki who had called a press conference to defend Governor Sonko against accusations of slow implementation of development projects.
The East African legislative Assembly lawmaker faced the charge in Milimani on Wednesday morning alongside Mr Anthony Ombok, Mr Benjamin Onyango and others not before the court.
The three are accused of robbing Mr Muriuki of Sh100,000 and injuring him at Hotel Boulevard in Nairobi.
The charge states: “On the 30th day of April 2018 at 11am at Hotel Boulevard in Nairobi city within Nairobi County, jointly with others not before court, robbed Timothy Muceru Muriuki of Sh100,000 and immediately after the time of such robbery injured the said Timothy Muceru Muriuki.”
Top lawyers have question the charges against Hon Mbugua; ..”how can one be charged of robbery with violence when he himself was not on location, the charge looks defective ”– Lawyer Paul Musymi was quoted
There will be no evidence linking EALA MP Simon Mbugua to the crime for which he has been arrested. The IG should stop hoodwinking us and arrest the culprits seen in broad daylight, in respect of whom he offered a hefty bounty.
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) May 8, 2018
The prosecution has lined up eight witnesses in the case that came after public outcry over the attack that was staged in full glare of rolling media cameras.