Three suspects accused of stealing kshs 50 million from KCB bank in Thika released on bond

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BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,30TH NOV 2017-It is sweet freedom  for three  suspects charged in connection with  theft of   Sh50 million from Thika KCB Bank branch after they were released on bond by Thika high court on Thursday November 30.

The decision of the court to give them bond comes after police failed to failed to give evidence to support their application seeking to have the suspects detained for more days.

The three Halford Munene Murakaru, 32, his brother Charles Mwangi Murakaru, 30, and their friend Julius Ndungu Wainaina, 32, where released on a bond of Sh4 million each and a surety of the same amount by Thika Chief Magistrate Teresia Murigi.

The suspects had been arrested by Police  at Joyland estate in Juja on Saturday, where they also found Sh17.1 million in one of the houses.

The three, jointly with others still at large, were accused of breaking and entering the bank through an underground tunnel and stealing Sh52.65 million.

The money included 17,135,000 Kenyan shillings, 1,311 US dollars, 340 Great British pounds, 5 Canadian dollars, 85 Australia dollars, 46,000 Tanzania shillings, 40 South Africa rand and 20,000 Ugandan shillings.


The case will be mentioned on December 14, and the full hearing is expected to start on March 29

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