The suspect, Dominic Maingi in the dock...Photo: Pkemoi Ng'enoh
A suspect surprised a city court after he asked the magistrate to involve his village elders to ensure he received justice.
Dominic Maingi told the court his trial could only be fair if Njuri Ncheke elders from Meru, where he was born, were allowed to guide the court on how to deliver justice.
Maingi was accused of breaking into Musa Mugambi’s house in Kamujunji on January 3, and allegedly stole a radio and charger valued at Sh20,000, as well as Sh15,000 in cash.
The prosecution said the complainant found his house broken into and his radio and money missing.
He was reportedly tipped by friends that the accused had been seen selling the stolen radio.
Maingi pleaded with the court saying, “The only way the truth can be found in this case is by inviting Njuri Ncheke elders to guide the court on how such matters should be handled.”
Maingi was released on cash bail of Sh20,000 and surety bond of Sh40,000.
The case will be heard on April 13.