Bishop Wanjiru to stay in jail for 5 Days

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru is up for long nights in police cell after a court rulling

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Magistrate Francis Andayi made the order a day after Ms Wanjiru stormed City Park Market polling station causing havoc.

The Bishop was accused of breaking into the polling station complaining that the votes had been rigged.

In the Thursday afternoon hearing, Wanjiru  was charged with malicious damage to property and creating disturbance.

Magistrate Andayi noted that the Bishop should stay in police custody for fear of interfering with witnesses but handed a 500,000 bond.

“The person who is an influential member of the society is likely to interfere with potential witnesses who are yet to record statements,” Andayi ruled.

The prosecutor accused Ms Wanjiru of rallying about 50 rowdy men to the polling station where they destroyed ballot papers worth Sh30,000.

“Unlawfully with others not before court damaged ballot papers worth Sh30,000 at city Park Market Jubilee Party polling  station,” the prosecution submitted.

However, she denied the charges.

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