Kevin Obia released on sh500,000 bail in gun case drama at Kiza


Flashy businessman Kevin Obia has been charged with threatening to kill a security guard last Saturday, March 16 over a parking spot.

Obia allegedly armed with a pistol and without lawful excuse threatened to kill Yohana Imbwaka at Vue Claire place in Kileleshwa area.

Obia, a close associate of Jared otieno’s was also charged with behaving disorderly while carrying a firearm.

Jared was at one point held by police over claims he swindled foreigners in a gold export business deal.

He is remembered for his flamboyancy and has several cases pending in court.

He spent a whooping sh15 million for his pre-wedding and later hired choppers during his wife Kendi Mwiti’s dowry ceremony in 2015.

Jared has an office on 5th Avenue ngong where he carries out his businesses.

The businessman who drives a customized Porsche worth an estimated Sh30 million, was arrested in 2017 following complaints by several people of varying nationalities that he had been obtaining money by false pretenses.

In a different case where Jared and one other were charged with obtaining 169,000 dollars (16,976,472,50 million Kenyan shilling) from Mustaq Hafeji Dawood by falsely pretending that they were in position to ship 50 kilogrammes of gold, he was acquitted.

According to the charge sheet, while carrying a firearm, Obia became disorderly by removing the said gun and pointing it to Yohana Imbwaka, a security guard at the said place.

Obia was arrested on Monday last week, March 18 after the CCTV video went viral showing him brandishing the gun to the said security guard.

The CCTV footage shows him in company of three unknown men who exchange heated verbal exchange with the security guard.

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One of them throws a bottle to the security guard before the accused brandished his gun. The police have already confiscated the gun.

His lawyer, asked the court to grant him reasonable cash bail saying that the accused has been very cooperative with the investigators.

The court heard that Obia had been released with a police cash bail of sh 10,000.

Principal Magistrate Peter Ooko released him on a cash bail of sh 500,000 or a bond of Sh 1 million.

The case will be heard on April 30 and mentioned on April 4.

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