The Ndichu brothers have now apologized to the Murgor sisters over a case of assault and malicious damage to property.
Edward and Paul Ndichu faced the charges against the two sisters Stephanie, 25, and Cheryl Murgor, 23 who accused them of the incident that took place on October 17, 2021, at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi.
Lawyer Njenga Kiarie had asked the sisters to consider solving the matter out of court saying the incident was a misunderstanding and they are ready to repair the damaged car.
“Our client maintains their interest and commitment to amicably resolve the incident that resulted in a misunderstanding on the morning of October 17 and further do request that their willing to repair the motor vehicle that was damaged during the said incident at the earliest.”
The Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions had recommended the twins be charged with assault and malicious property damage.
A court declined to suspend their prosecution and recalled their file even as they attempted to gag the media in the ensuing drama in vain.
They were accused of damaging a car that belonged to the sisters or their associates.
Paul had already been charged but his brother failed to appear in court to take a plea, claiming that he had contracted Covid-19.
Paul was charged with assault and malicious damage.
He denied the charges and was released on Sh100, 000 bond with cash bail of the same amount.
The two had initially skipped the first court session and the court was informed that they were in the UK.
On December 1, the brothers wrote an apology to the sisters.
“We Edward Wanyoike Ndichu and Paul Mwaura Ndichu, hereby issue our unequivocal apology to you, our sisters and brothers Cheryll Murgor, Stephanie Murgor, Samuel Ramdas and Patrick Koch for the unfortunate events that occurred on the night of 17th October 2021 at Mara Ole Sereni Hotel, which resulted in both injury to yourselves and damage to your property.”
“We have since then taken time to introspect and self-reflect on the same and acknowledge that given our standing in society, much more was expected of us on how we handled the incident. The unfortunate experience has taught us invaluable lessons which will certainly guide us going forward,” read part of the apology.
“We do wish to assure you all and Kenyans at large that we shall not engage in, or contribute in any way to such incidents in future as we endeavor to do better, as sons, brothers and parents. Once again, kindly do accept our sincere apologies.”
Lawyer Philip Murgor who is the uncle to the sisters said the Ndichu Brothers have now offered a public, and unequivocal apology dated 24/11/2022, to the Murgor Sisters and their companions, in terms that have been duly accepted.
“As a consequence, the Murgor Sisters have effective today, withdrawn all their complaints against the Ndichu Brothers group, and requested the Chief Magistrate through the ODPP, that all the cases relating to the incident in the Chief Magistrates court be withdrawn.”
He said the Chief Magistrate at Kibera Tuesday morning ordered a withdrawal of all criminal cases relating to the incident.
“This marks the end of the unpleasant saga, giving each one of the affected parties an opportunity to enjoy the upcoming holiday season,” said Murgor.