The Star (Kenya)
Four Homa Bay MCAS acquitted of assault charges
MAURICE ALAL/A Kisumu court has acquitted four out of nine Homa Bay MCAS accused of assaulting speaker Elizabeth Ayoo in 2018.
Kisumu senior resident magistrate Winfrida Onkunya on ursday acquitted Dan Were, Julius Gaya, Paul Ongoro and Godfrey Anyango, after Ayoo withdrew the case.
e four MCAS thanked the speaker for withdrawing the case. “We decided to forgive, bury our hatchets, and move on for the sake of our families,” Ayoo said.
e other five accused- Evans Dada, Walter Were, Philemon Onyango, Peter Ojwang, and Paul Adika - were ready to proceed with the case. Ojwang’s lawyer James Mwamu said the prosecution had not laid a proper ground for withdrawing the case. e case will be heard on December 15.