A Maasai Moran has been arraigned before a Narok Court charged with robbing a tax-driver of his vehicle at gunpoint.

Moses Sankale Simpiri appeared before Narok Chief Magistrate  Wilbroda Juma charged that on October 16, last year, along the Olpusimoru-Narok road, jointly with others not in court, while armed with a pistol and rungus, they robbed Joseph Gathiga Kibue of his Toyota -probox motor-vehicle of registration KCG 261B, a mobile-phone and other items all valued at Sh. 810, 999.

He denied the charges and the magistrate ordered that he be released on a bond of Sh 1million with one surety of similar amount. The case will be heard on March 31.

The accused is alleged to have been a member of agang that posed as passengers and later turned on the taxi-driver and robbed him. He faces a mandatory death sentence if found guilty.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man has been sentenced to serve three years imprisonment by another court for stealing seven heads of sheep worth Sh.35, 000.

Benjamin Kiplangat had appeared before Narok Senior Principal Magistrate  Titus Gesora charged with stealing the sheep worth Sh 35, 000 belonging to Samson Kupati on diverse dates between September 11 and 14, last year at Nkairowaoni area in Narok North Sub-county.

The court was told the owner of the livestock discovered that his seven animals had disappeared one by one on different days and mounted investigations where the accused who is a neighbour was intercepted as he tried to sell some of the animals at a local market.

In his judgment, the magistrate said the prosecution had proved their case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt. But in mitigation, the accused had pleaded for leniency saying he was the sole breadwinner of his young family.

He reminded the accused of his right of appeal in 14 days.

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