Police officer accused of setting ex-lover on fire denies charges

A police officer accused of dousing his ex-lover and her sister with petrol and setting them on fire in Bondeni area, Nakuru has denied the charges.

Saka Achimba appeared before Nakuru Senior Principal Magistrate Benard Mararo to face the charges where he is said to have committed the crime on December 28th at the Administration Police line in Bondeni estate.

The prosecution asked the court to deny him bail saying that the two victims Phanice and Ruth Nyabaro who are sisters were still under critical condition at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital.

However, the defence counsel told the court that the accused had a constitutional right to be granted bail adding that being a security officer he was not a flight risk.

The matter will be mentioned on January 13.