BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
A policeman in charge of the armory at the DCI headquarters in Kiambu will spend his time in detention for the period until which his case will be concluded.
Having been the custodian of the armory keys, Gabriel Rotich is accused of renting guns to criminals.
Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Hellen Onkwani denied the senior sergeant release on bail after the prosecution objected on Tuesday.
Rotich has denied five counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, theft of three pistols and permitting falsification of a register.
He had been granted a cash bail of Sh400,000 in a separate charge of stealing a pistol.
The prosecution objected to his release after the additional charges were raised, saying he was a flight risk and would interfere with witnesses.
In her ruling, SRM Onkwani said the prosecution’s application was valid so the accused will remain in custody until the case is heard and determined.
Rotich’s lawyer George Kanyi had opposed the application saying his client would not abscond as he is a Kenyan and a police officer.