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DJ Joe Mfalme hypeman, Hype Ballo released on KSh500,000 cash bail in DCI officer murder case

Allan Ochieng, famously known as Hype Ballo, the hypeman for DJ Joe Mfalme, finds himself at the center of a grave allegation. He stands as the prime suspect in the unfortunate demise of Felix Kintosi, an officer of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). However, amidst the somber circumstances, the legal proceedings have taken a significant turn.

Kiambu Law Court, under the jurisdiction of Lady Justice Dorah Chepkwony, granted Hype Ballo release on a Ksh.500,000 bond. The condition mandates a surety of equivalent value or an alternative of Ksh.500,000 in cash bail. Nevertheless, his release comes with strict terms. He must attend all court sessions diligently. Moreover, he is required to report to the Kikuyu sub-county DCI office on the first day of each month until the principal witness testifies. Additionally, Hype Ballo is placed under the supervision of the Kibera area chief until the conclusion of his case.

The legal calendar marks May 22, 2024, as the date for pre-trial proceedings and the scheduling of a hearing date. The accusations against Hype Ballo stem from an incident on March 16, where he, along with Eric Kariuki Gathua, Simon Wambugu Wanjiru, Khadija Abdi Wako, Sammy Cheruiyot Rotich, and Agnes Kerubo Mogoiare, is alleged to have assaulted the DCI officer. Tragically, Officer Kintosi succumbed to his injuries on March 21, 2024.

Notably, DJ Joe Mfalme, initially implicated alongside Hype Ballo and others, was released last month. Alongside five others, including three police officers, DJ Joe Mfalme has been designated as a State witness in the ongoing legal proceedings.