BY NT REPORTER.
Chacha swindled even the Speaker of the national assembly, he will remain in custody for investigations to be completed.
The court ruled that he be detained for four days for police to carry out further investigations.
Nairobi Court ordered the suspect be taken to the Mathare Mental Hospital for evaluation and the report be presented before the court.
This was after Chacha’s lawyer Job Ngeresa told the court that the respondent has seeking treatment for mental illness. He further told the learned magistrate that Chacha was arrested in Tanzania where he had gone to seek for treatment at Mwambiri hospital in Mwanza ,Tanzania.
Benson Masubo alias Chacha, who is said to have used personal details of female MPs to extort them, appeared before Resident Magistrate Christine Njagi on Tuesday.
Investigating officer John Kiprop had asked for a seven-day detention period noting they were yet to record statements by witnesses.
Kiprop added the suspect would likely escape if released.
Chacha was arrested on March 30 at Tarime in Tanzania while trying to escape to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“He has no fixed abode and if released on police bail, he is likely to interfere with investigations,” Mr Kiprop told the court.
The Magistrate ordered that the suspect be held for four days and undergo a mental checks.
The suspect, whose trickery caused an uproar in Parliament after MPs sought intervention, is facing charges related to conspiracy to commit fraud.
Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege complained about the issue prompting a debate in the August House.