Seven Nairobi County Askaris were on Tuesday charged with robbery with violence in a Nairobi court.
In the first charge, Philemon Kimei, Peter Gitau and Bernard Kogi were charged with violently robbing Cyrus Maingi of Sh 600 on 29th October, 2017 on Forest Lane in Ngara while armed.
In the second case, John Muchoki, Maurice Mwonga, David Mwangi and Wabwoba Maruti, jointly with others not before court, violently robbed a hawker identified as Benson Githinji of vests worth Sh 20,000 in Eastleigh.
The four county officials are also accused of stealing 14 pairs of bed sheets valued at Sh 5,600 from Jeremiah Wambugu Njoki.
The seven appearing before senior resident Magistrate Peter Mugure were however released on a Sh 100,000 cash bail.
The case will be heard on the 29th of November.
The rogue City Hall askaris were arrested after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko acting on a tip off from victims of the “Kanjo Kingdom” gang busted the gang while harassing and extorting from city hawkers and residents.