Written by Leonard Wamalwa
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A Kitale court has released a self-professed witchdoctor on a cash bail of Kshs 10,000 after the magistrate handling his case accepted his application to be released.
Kitale senior resident magistrate Jacinta Owiti granted Geofrey Keya Okello the cash bail to have his case continue while he is out of remand.
Okello was accused that on July 26 this year through his witches, advised Kennedy Simiyu on how to identify the perpetrators who stole a Cylinder Head of a Caterpillar Grader a property of Kenya Wild Life Service -KWS Kitale worth Kshs. 400,000.
The witchdoctor who has been famous within Trans Nzoia and Bungoma counties for his prowess of making perpetrators of diverse crimes to come out and start eating grass before huge crowds had earlier on before being arraigned in court survived death by a whisker after police officers salvaged him from the hands of an angry mob that was baying for his blood in Kitale town.
The witch doctor who is also known as Dr Nyasi had been identified by a residents at one of the garages in the town claiming that he had conned him money.
Okello had in the recent past emerged as the most trusted person to handle criminal cases whereby victims of crime and other activities unleashed by perpetrators could quickly solicit funds to pay him to come and unveil the people behind the particular criminal activity and many could report the cases to police and other security agents as a second option.
Text books suspects
In the same court a man suspected to have been involved in a spate of thefts of textbooks from schools within Trans Nzoia County was released on a Kshs. 300,000 bond with a surety of the same amount.
James Kamau who was accused that on diverse dates of the month of July and August together with his colleague Bornface Maina stole books worth Kshs 315,560 from three primary schools in Trans Nzoia West District.
However Maina could not raise the bond and thus was remanded until November 4 this year when hearing of their case shall commence.
The two appeared before principal magistrate Julius Nang'ea.
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