Two suspects in court over Sh2 million robbery

Two men were on Thursday charged in a Kitale court with robbery with violence.

Partrick Kiprotich and Franas Anyara appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Mutai charged with the robbery on Monday outside Oriental Bank in Kitale.

They were charged that on January 7, 2019, jointly with others, being armed with  a pistol robbed Solomon Situma of Sh2 million.

The two were also charged with being in possession of five rounds of ammunition without a firearm certificate.

The suspects denied charges and were remanded for seven days to allow police complete investigations.

A police source revealed that investigations had been intensified to establish whether the robbery was an inside job.

“Several people, including workers at Jalaram Drappers, have recorded statements,” the source told The Standard.

Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Mutai