|Criminal Case 32 of 2015
|Republic v Teresia Mueni Kilonzo & Wycliff Okweba Onchiri
|29 Sep 2015
|High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)
|Nicholas Randa Owano Ombija
|Republic v Teresia Mueni Kilonzo & another  eKLR
|The applicants are at liberty
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REPUBLIC OF KENYA
THE HIGH COURT OF KENYA
CRIMINAL CASE NO. 32 OF 2015
TERESIA MUENI KILONZO........................1ST ACCUSED
WYCLIFF OKWEBA ONCHIRI....................2ND ACCUSED
By a Notice of Motion dated 26th March, 2015, pursuant to the provisions of Section 356 and 357 of the Criminal Procedure code [Cap 75] of Laws of Kenya, Article 49 and 50 of the constitution and all the enabling provisions of the law, the applicant seeks orders:-
The application is based on the grounds”-
The application is predicated upon the affidavit of Teresia Mueni Kilonzo sworn on the 26th day of March 2015.
On behalf of the first applicant it was urged that she is a Kenyan citizen and hence not a flight risk.
That she has no intention of interfering with witnesses and is ready and willing to abide by any condition if granted bail.
On behalf of the second applicant it was urged that he is a Kenya citizen and hence not a flight risk.
That he has no intention of interfering with witnesses and is willing to abide by any condition if granted bail.
The prosecution relied on the affidavit of P.C Newton Limula sworn on the 21st day of July, 2015.
On behalf of the respondent/states, it was urged that the civilian witnesses, who were at the scene, are friends of the accused. Hence there is real possibility of interference with witnesses in the event the accused is released on bail.
That in that event, if the court is inclined to grant the accused persons bail. It should be after the civilian witnesses have completed giving evidence. Mention on 13/10/2015.
I have anxiously weighed the rivaling arguments. Having done so, I am of the persuasion that in the peculiar circumstances of this case, releasing the applicants on bond or bail at this stage would jeopardize the prosecution's case.
Accordingly the application if refused. However, the applicants are at liberty to renew the application once the civilian witnesses have completed giving evidence.
Dated and delivered at Nairobi this 29th day of September 2015.
N. R. O. OMBIJA