Grade Four Pupil Accused of Killing 27-Year-Old Brother Pleads To Be Released On Bond
A 14-year-old boy accused of killing his 27-year-old brother-in-law in Moi’s Bridge, Uasin Gishu County, in August wants to be released on personal bond by an Eldoret court.
The Grade Four student is charged along with his 27-year-old sister, a chang’aa dealer, with killing their in-law on August 7 at Manyatta estate in Moi’s Bridge.
The boy is accused of stabbing his brother-in-law with a kitchen knife while trying to separate the deceased from his sister during a fight over a glass of chang’aa.
On arrival at Moi’s Bridge Sub-County Hospital, the victim died from his injuries.
On Wednesday, October 12, the accused appeared in front of Eldoret Judge Erick Ogola and requested bond.
The boy told the court, through his lawyer, that a probation report confirmed that he has no criminal record and that his life would not be jeopardized if he was released on bond.
“I beg this court to consider releasing him on personal bond so as to go back home and continue with his education,” the lawyer told the court.
Justice Ogola ordered that the boy be held at the Eldoret juvenile remand home pending a decision on his bond request.
Meanwhile, a hearing on the minor’s sister’s request for bond was postponed pending the completion of a pre-bail report. Probation officers will determine whether the accused is still unpopular in the community.
The case will be discussed again on November 17 for further instructions.