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University student and 15-year-old boy face robbery with violence charges

By Michael Ollinga | Published Sun, March 4th 2018 at 00:00, Updated March 3rd 2018 at 23:15 GMT +3
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A University of Eldoret student has been charged with robbery with violence before an Eldoret court.

Josea Rono, with other persons not before the court, confronted Rebecca Chelagat, also a student on February 22, and forcefully took her phone and money.

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Appearing before Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa, Rono pleaded not guilty to the charges and sought for lenient terms.

“The charges are false and I was not rightfully brought to court. Consider granting me lenient bond terms. I want to continue with my studies as the case proceeds,” Rono pleaded.

The case will start on March 7.

Elsewhere, a 15-year-old boy was charged with colluding with his elder brother to rob Stephen Kipchumba of Sh9,800, in the process injuring him on February 24.

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