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Three Bomet gang-rape suspects released on Sh100,000 bond - 3 months ago, 22 Nov 13:40

By: Vitalis Kimutai

Three suspects in the rape of a high school student in Bomet County have been released on Sh100,000 bond each with sureties of the same amount.

They are Dennis Kiplangat Koech, Nichodemus Kiplangat Kurgat and 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named as he is a minor.

RIGHTS

Bomet Senior Resident Magistrate Kipkirui Kibelion released them on Thursday, noting it was their constitutional right and that they were not flight risks as prosecutor Mark Barasa claimed.

“The prosecution has not tabled any evidence to show that the suspects are a flight risk, that they will interfere with investigations or that if released pending the hearing of the case, their lives would be threatened,” stated Mr Kibelion.

“There is no reason to deny the suspects bail for the simple reason they have not acquired national identity cards as medical reports tabled in court show two of them just turned 18."

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