BY CORRESPONDENT,21ST SEPT,2017-The headteacher of St Augustine Preparatory School in Mombasa and four others have been released on a Sh1 million surety bond each over the murder of a six-year-old pupil who was killed by the institution’s bus.
The headteacher Kesi Sara, and employees Venant Mwasaru, Vald Mbadi, Abednego Mwendwa, and Charo Kazungu appeared before judge Dora Chepkwony and pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Wednesday.
The judge dismissed an application by the accused for the establishment of an inquest to determine the cause of death.
The case is set to be mentioned on October 4th, 2017.
The boy was run over by the back wheels of the bus when he fell down through an opening on the floor of the vehicle.
Judge Chepkwony stated that the decision to charge and prosecute the accused persons is purely the prerogative of the DPP.
The Director of Public Prosecutions had recommended the five to be charged with murder.