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Here is the bodyguard and girlfriend charged with robbing deputy governor – PHOTOS

An Administration Police Officer was charged at a Meru court on Monday with robbing Tharaka-Nithi Deputy Governor Dr Eliud Mati of Sh3.5 million.

Constable Josphat Kipyegon, who was deployed to guard the deputy governor during the incident, was charged together with his girlfriend Rose Kajira.

Ms Kajira was also charged with handling stolen money.

She had confessed to police that she deposited Sh1.4 million into the account of a Ms Winnie Chebet.

Administration Police Constable Josphat Kipyegon (right) and his girlfriend Rose Kajira (left) in Meru a court on October 17, 2016. They were charged with with violently robbing Tharaka Nithi Deputy Governor Dr Eliud Mati of Sh3.5 million. PHOTO | DARLINGTON MANYARA
Administration Police Constable Josphat Kipyegon (right) and his girlfriend Rose Kajira (left) in Meru a court on October 17, 2016. PHOTO | DARLINGTON MANYARA

Constable Kipyegon had last week reportedly robbed the deputy governor of Sh3.5 million at gunpoint at his home in Kinoru Estate, Meru County.

Dr Mati had just arrived at his homestead from Kathwana where he had sold a piece of land when his bodyguard attacked him and grabbed the bag containing the money.

Prosecution on Monday ignored Dr Mati’s plea to have the case dropped.