Paul Kobia freed on Sh100,000 cash bail in Congolese national kidnapping case

Kobia and his four employees on Wednesday evening allegedly abducted and assaulted Blanchard Condole from Kindaruma road, a Congolese national, in Nairobi.

 

Kobia who appeared on Thursday before Milimani resident magistrate Miriam Mukule alongside four others - Alvin Anzaya, Nelson Muyi, John Mutwiri and Martin Mwangi - has been released on a Sh100,000 cash bail. They were all granted the cash bail with the option of Sh200,000 bond.

Kobia and his four employees on Wednesday evening allegedly abducted and assaulted Blanchard Condole from Kindaruma road, a Congolese national, in Nairobi.

Condole was allegedly kidnapped from Bodson Spa and Lounge and taken to his house along Muzima springs in Kileleshwa.

Kobia is said to have threatened him with a gun, which police confiscated, over a Sh40 million debt. He shot in the air, before making his way in the apartment, the witnesses said.

Through an affidavit presented in court by the investigating officer stated that “the victim suffered serious injuries and is admitted at Nairobi Women's Hospital.”

Police have pleaded with the court to detain the suspects, give 14 days to complete the "complex" investigation, before the charges can be executed. The prosecution said the five suspects actively participated in the crime, opening a yet fresh probe on the controversial businessman.

However, Mukule denied the request saying investigations can be conducted while the suspects are out on bond.

Mukule has instead asked the accused to report to Kilimani police station for further questioning for three days, without disclosing the frequency.

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