Two brothers accused of assaulting two sisters are expected to be charged with assault and malicious damage to property as the DPP is scrutinising their file.
The Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution has received the file of the twin brothers Edward Ndichu and Paul Ndichu with recommendations to charge them.
This is after two sisters Stephanie, 24, and Cheryl Murgor, 22, accused them of the incident that took place on October 17, 2021 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel.
Police handling the case at Langata DCI said they had informed the lawyer of the Ndichus to present them in court.
“They are out on bond but the lawyer has been informed to present them in court for plea taking of assault and malicious damage to property,” said one of the officers aware.
Their lawyer Edwin Sifuna did not respond to our calls.
The two were questioned and recorded statements under inquiry before the file was sent to the ODPP with charge recommendations.
The two sisters recorded further statements and narrated their ordeal on the day to the police. They were then in the company of their lawyer who is also their uncle Philip Murgor and George Ouma when they appeared before Langata DCI offices for further statements.
The officers also recorded a statement from a witness in the case who was also assaulted in the drama and issued him with a P3.
They also obtained official records of the M-PESA transaction between the Ndichu brothers and Samuel Ramdas whose car was damaged.
The team also inspected the car that was damaged during the drama at the hotel, which was photographed by the Scenes of Crime Personnel.
Police officers who attended the scene also recorded their statements. They also obtained CCTV footage of the drama.
The two women run a designer clothesline in the city.
They said they were attending a wedding after-party at the hotel on the 10th floor and were accompanied by two friends Samuel Ramdas and Patrick Koech.
At about 2.30 am, one of the twin brothers allegedly made an improper pass at Stephanie to which she told him she knows him as a husband to Janet Mbugua.
The lady who was with the brothers shouted ex-husband. When Stephanie left for the exit one of the brothers verbally assaulted her and abused her.
At the entrance, one of the brothers violently broke the right-hand door side mirror while the other one broke the left-hand side before they again went to attack Cheryl.
The twins then pleaded to pay for the damage of the car mirrors and a dent at Sh110,000.
“One of the brothers proceeded to pay via M-PESA after which they both went back to the hotel. However immediately thereafter, the transaction was reversed. At no point did the young ladies accept any compensation for the assault or injury to themselves,” Murgor said.
Paul and Eddie have noted that they do not condone or support violence against women and that on the night of the incident, they did not assault any woman as widely claimed.
They made a report at Akila police station and were issued with P3 forms for injuries including a bite injury on Cheryl and tenderness on the neck of Stephanie.
The brothers lost the support of one of the investors in their company Wapi Pay. They also resigned from the company following the drama.
The investors Kepple Africa Venture revealed they will withdraw their funding from the tech firm after its co-founders, the Ndichu brothers, were accused of assaulting women.
In reaction, the Chinese investor revealed that they will cut ties with the company owned by the two brothers.