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|Case Number:||Criminal Case 32 of 2015|
|Parties:||Republic v Kelvin Mugo Gachuhi|
|Date Delivered:||04 Mar 2016|
|Court:||High Court at Murang'a|
|Judge(s):||Hatari Peter George Waweru|
|Citation:||Republic v Kelvin Mugo Gachuhi  eKLR|
|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|
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KENYA
CRIMINAL CASE NO 32 OF 2015
KELVIN MUGO GACHUHI......................................ACCUSED
R U L I N G
1. The Accused herein, Kelvin Mugo Gachuhi, is charged with murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the Penal Code. It is alleged in the information dated 25/09/2015 that on 28/07/2015 at Maraba Estate in Thika District of Kiambu County, he murdered one Stephen Maina Irungu. On 10/10/2015 he pleaded not guilty to the charge. His trial is scheduled to commence on 16/05/2016.
2. The Accused has applied in the meantime by notice of motion dated 19/10/2015 to be released on bail pending his trial. The Republic does not oppose the application.
3. Bail pending trial is now a constitutional right for all offences that will be denied only for compelling reason; and any condition for such bail must be reasonable. See Article 149(1) (h) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
4. I have read through the witness statements and other documentary exhibits supplied to the Accused and to the court by the prosecution. I do not find in the circumstances of the commission of the alleged offence any compelling reason to deny the Accused bail. He will be admitted to bail upon his own cognizance in the sum of KShs 100,000/00 plus one surety in like sum. It is so ordered.
DATED AND SIGNED AT MURANG’A THIS 3RD DAY OF MARCH 2016
DELIVERED AT MURANG’A THIS 4TH DAYOF MARCH 2016