Businessman Peter Karanja,was on Wednesday charged with robbery with violence in a Naivasha court. A day after he was charged afresh with Tob Cohen murder

The former husband of Gilgil MP Martha Wangari,was charged afresh in TOb Cohen’s murder alongside Sarah Cohen,widow to the late tycoon.

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Karanja is accused of violently robbing two security guards.

The businessman, his brother Joel Kuria and friend Peter Maina are charged with storming the MPs residential home in Gilgil and attacking the two guards.

According to the charge sheet, the three are accused that on November 9 in Teacher’s Estate in Gilgil while armed with crude weapons, they robbed Eric Nyongesa and John Kamau of their mobile phones and cash.

The three, who are represented by lawyer F I Mburu, denied the charges.

Martha Wangari and Peter Karanja
Martha Wangari and Peter Karanja in happier times.

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The case took a new twist when the two guards said they wanted to withdraw the charges against Karanja and his co-accused.

Lawyer Mburu said the two guards were ready to withdraw the case after speaking to the accused persons.

This development comes as Naivasha senior resident magistrate Esther Mburu issued a warrant of arrest for Karanja after he failed to turn up for the case.

The prosecution rejected the move to withdraw the case, noting that the two complainants could have been intimidated.

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