× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Gender Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Student denies damage charge

By Kelvin Karani | May 13th 2019

Stephen Macharia at the Mombasa Court. He denied damaging a phone, Iphone 7S valued at Sh 100,000 which belonged to Ronce Murugi. [Kelvin Karani]

A Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) student has accused a security guard of trying to extort him of Sh100,000.

Stephen Macharia told a Mombasa court on Friday that a security guard framed a "malicious damage" charge against him in the extortion bid.

Macharia appeared before Resident Magistrate Rita Amwayi and denied damaging an Iphone 7S, valued at Sh100,000, which belonged to Ronce Murugi.

He also denied breaching peace at the institution by threatening to beat and injure the complainant.

The accused person told the court charges before the court and the entire narrative about him destroying the phone were accusations based on lies meant to extort him of hard earned cash.

Macharia told the court that on the fateful day, he arrived at TUM, where an argument between him and the guard resulted in the charge.

Share this story
Private Mombasa Hospital sues insurance broker for Sh56m
“The balance of Sh74,932,919, is the subject of arbitration before another dispute resolution forum.”
Opening Ceremony: Kenya takes her pride of place as 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games begin
Team Kenya Paralympics strolled majestically into the Tokyo Olympic Stadium led by captain Rodgers Kiprop and Powerlifter Hellen Wawira for the Openin