Jane Mugo Self-styled investigator is arraigned over threats to kill

Jane Mugo in the dock at a Milimani court where she was charged with threatening to kill Deepa Shah. [George Njunge/Standard]
A private investigator has been charged with threatening to kill two people.

Jane Mugo was arraigned before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and accused that on August 15, 2019, at new Muthaiga Inn in Nairobi, without lawful excuse, drew a pistol and threatened to kill Patrick Mugusia Kefa.

The second charge read that on February 4, 2019, at Kyuna Close within Spring Valley in Gigiri, Mugo threatened to kill Deepa Shah.

The private investigator denied the two counts.

The prosecution did not object to her release on bond and bail, but urged the court to compel her to go to DCI offices for processing and verification of her firearm certificate.

Mugo’s lawyer Danstan Omari said his client was being harassed and intimidated by the police.

“Your honour, this is the greatest witch-hunt by State through police. Jane has been one of their undercover operatives known to them, its an action against one of them,” Omari said.

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Omari further objected to the application by the prosecution to have Mugo’s firearm certificate verified at DCI offices.

“Your honour, we want the firearm certificate verified by Firearm Licencing Board,” said Omari.

The lawyer told the court that Mugo’s tribulations emanated from a civil case number 358/2017 where the defendants were jailed by the court and his client was awarded cost.

Omari applied to be furnished all documentary evidence the prosecution will use.

The court directed Mugo be released on a bond of Sh300,000 with an alternative of Sh200,000 cash bail in respect to the first charge and Sh100,000 cash bail in respect to the second charge.

The case will be heard on October 15.

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