EALA MP Simon Mbugua is a free man after a Nairobi court dropped robbery with violence charges against him.
The MP had been charged alongside two others for the assault on former chairman of the Nairobi Central Business District Association Timothy Muriuki on April 30.
Mbugua’s co-accused are Benjamin Odhiambo alias Solo, and Anthony Ombok alias Jamal. They all denied robbing Muriuki of Sh100,000 and causing bodily harm and had been released on Sh200,000 bail.
But on Tuesday, Timothy Muriuki told Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku that he had forgiven them unconditionally after negotiations and decided to drop the charges.
Magistrate Martha Mutuku announced that the Court has withdrawn the case.
The suspects had been accused of hiring goons to rough up Muriuki during a press conference at Hotel Boulevard in Nairobi County. They claimed Muriuki wanted to use the press conference to taint governor Sonko’s image.