New twist in case where 3 Kilimambogo trainers are filmed assaulting a student from the school

Three trainers from Kilimambogo Highways Building and Technology Institute found themselves in legal turmoil as they faced charges of allegedly assaulting a student within the institution’s premises. Kevin Nabali, Gentrics Shikuku, and Laban Kemboi reportedly engaged in physical altercation with the student on May 9th, 2024, prompting legal action against them in Kithimani Law Courts, Machakos County.

During their appearance before Principal Magistrate Paul Wechuli, the accused trainers vehemently denied the charges leveled against them, maintaining their innocence throughout the court proceedings. Despite their denial, the court granted them release on either a cash bail of KSh10,000 each or a bond of KSh30,000 each.

The case attracted widespread public attention following the circulation of a viral video depicting the trainers physically assaulting the student, sparking outrage and demands for justice from various quarters.

However, the case took an unexpected turn when it was revealed that the student involved in the altercation, John Maina, was also charged with assaulting one of the trainers and causing damage to college property. Maina, 27, refuted the allegations against him, denying that he assaulted Laban Kemboi and intentionally damaged a shovel machine valued at KSh345,000 belonging to the college on the same date and location.

In defense of Maina, his lawyer, Patrick Gaitho, argued that it was unjustifiable to charge his client, who was initially the victim of a violent attack, with assault. Gaitho expressed concern that these charges were an attempt to obstruct justice for Maina.

When questioned by the magistrate about efforts to reconcile the parties involved, Gaitho confirmed that reconciliation attempts had been made but were thwarted by the school administration.

The case was scheduled for hearing on July 29th, with a mention slated for June 19th, 2024.