Suspects charged with SGR vandalism released on sh. 3M cash bail each


Mombasa, KENYA: Two suspects charged for the sabotaging of the Standard Gauge Railway were on Wednesday released on a sh. 6 Million bond or cash bail of 3 million each.

Athanus Mwanzia and Samwuel Kamau are accused of vandalizing the Sh327 billion standard gauge railway
SGR at Kavinduni area in Kinango Kwale County on May 26.

The court heard that the two accused persons unlawfully damaged SGR knowing that such act would impair the useful of the railway service, which is essential to the community.

This comes a day after eleven other people were charged in a Mombasa court and released on bail of six million shillings each for allegedly sabotaging the SGR.

Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Lilian Lewa ordered each of the suspects to provide a Sh6 million bond and a surety of a similar amount or pay a Sh3 million cash bail each to secure freedom pending trial.

On Friday last week, they were charged with economic sabotage and engaging in organised criminal activities.

During the launch of the Madaraka Express in May, President Uhuru Kenyatta warned those caught vandalizing SGR of dire consequences.

“I want to announce today that those who will be prosecuted for destroying Kenyans’ property; for destroying what belongs to our children, I pray for forgiveness from God, but I will sign their death sentence for them to be hanged,” he warned.