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|Case Number:||Criminal Case 15 of 2015|
|Parties:||Republic v Ann Wangari Mwangi|
|Date Delivered:||06 Aug 2015|
|Court:||High Court at Murang'a|
|Judge(s):||Hatari Peter George Waweru|
|Citation:||Republic v Ann Wangari Mwangi  eKLR|
|Case Outcome:||Accused admitted to bail|
|Disclaimer:||The information contained in the above segment is not part of the judicial opinion delivered by the Court. The metadata has been prepared by Kenya Law as a guide in understanding the subject of the judicial opinion. Kenya Law makes no warranties as to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the information|
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KENYA AT MURANG’A
CRIMINAL CASE NO 15 OF 2015
ANN WANGARI MWANGI.........................………..ACCUSED
R U L I N G
1. The Accused Ann Wangari Mwangi is charged with murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the Penal Code. It is alleged in the information dated 19/03/2015 that on 07/03/2015 in Gatanga Sub-County within Murang’a County she murdered one Stephen Kamau Mwangi. On 20/05/2015 she pleaded not guilty to the charge. Her trial is scheduled for 28/09/2015. In the meantime she has sought by notice of motion dated 02/06/2015 to be admitted to bail pending trial. That application is the subject of this ruling. The Republic has no objection to the application.
2. Bail pending trial is now a constitutional right for any offence, and will be denied only for compelling reason; and any condition for such bail must be reasonable. See Article 49(1) (h) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
3. I have read the witness statements and other documents provided to the Accused and to the court by the prosecution. I do not find any compelling reason to deny the Accused bail.
4. In the circumstances the Accused shall be admitted to bail upon her own cognizance in the sum of KShs 100,000/00 plus one surety in like sum pending her trial. It is so ordered.
DATED AND SINGED AT MURANG’A THIS 6TH DAY OF AUGUST 2015
H P G WAWERU
DELIVERED AT MURANG’A THIS 6TH DAY OF AUGUST 2015