June 13, 2024
MP Kagombe To Be Held At Muthaiga Police Station For 5 Days As Court Orders Mental Assessment

MP Kagombe To Be Held At Muthaiga Police Station For 5 Days As Court Orders Mental Assessment

Gatundu South MP Gabriel Gathuka Kagombe, aka G.G. Kagombe, was charged with murder at Machakos High Court on Monday under Sections 203 and 204 of the Penal Code.

On May 17, 2024, at approximately 4:30 p.m., he fatally shot David Nduati Wataha in the Kimuchu district of Makongeni, Thika West, Kiambu County.

Kangombe, who was represented by a team of lawyers, did not enter a plea.

High Court Judge Francis Olel has ordered that a mental assessment be conducted and that the accused be transported to Kiambu Level 5 hospital on Wednesday, June 5.

“The accused should be released on anticipatory bond terms issued in Kiambu HRCC miscellaneous application no 804 of 24 which was opposed by the state counsel on the basis of information that has been filed and anticipatory bail was no longer applicable as it will apply before formal charges were filed and once filed the same anticipatory bail has been overtaken by events and the accused person will have to apply for a new bail/bond terms once formally charged before the High Court Machakos,” ruled the court.

On the topic of where to be charged, the judge stated that the High Court has jurisdiction throughout the country.

The court ordered the accused to return on Friday, June 7, for a plea hearing at 10:00a.m. and to be remanded at Muthaiga Police Station.

MP Kagombe To Be Held At Muthaiga Police Station For 5 Days As Court Orders Mental Assessment

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