By Eric Winston/ Guest Writer
Former KTN editor Aaron Ochieng’s freedom is yet to breathe a sigh of relief after the prosecution failed to withdraw the car theft case. The prosecution said that they had not been updated on the progress of the out of court negotiations.
Aaron Ochieng had on July 4 admitted to falsely implicating his former colleague, Joy Doreen Biira, in the theft case involving her KSh2.8 million Mercedes Benz. “The statement that I made was false in regard to the motor vehicle KBY 831K, I wish to state to court and Ms Biira that I lied… I regret the amount of damage that my actions have had on Ms Biira and her family, I do regret my actions and I want to publicly apologize to Ms Biira and this court …I wish to confirm to discuss with Ms Biira the possibility of solving this matter out of court,” he had read from a signed statement.
Ochieng had in January 2017 denied two counts of stealing and handling stolen property. He was charged with stealing a motor vehicle belonging to KTN news anchor Joy Doreen Biira. He has been out on bond.
Determination of the case was adjourned to August 1 2017.