In Summary

  • Franklin was facing a charge of cybercrime against Chief of Defence Force Francis Ogolla.
  • He was dismissed from service in 2019.
  • He told court that he had sure predictions for the matches on betting sites

Niko na sure bets

Ex- Kenya Defence Force officer on Monday 28th August pleaded with magistrate to allow him to place a bet to raise cash bail.

He insisted that he knows someone who would sent a ‘sure’ predictions of the matches on a mainstream betting site.

Franklin Opiyo Ogonji was charged with publishing false information on his Facebook account that the chief of defence forces( CDF) Francis Ogolla was founding the anti-government protest.

Franklin Opiyo Ogonji denied all four counts of publishing false information and harassment through cybercrime.

State prosecutor Virginia Kariuki told the trial court that Ogonji posted on facebook account under his name that;

“Francis Omondi Ogolla is funding maandamano usiku wanakutana na Raila Amollo Odinga(RAO) mchana ako na WSR( President William Samoei Ruto) waende jela they are criminals.”

The alleged post dated 9th December 2022.

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The court was informed that in another post on 11th June, Ogonji published information that

“The Air Force commander paid nine DCI officers each ksh 200000 to kill me, but God saved me.”

Ogonji was dismissed from the service in 2019 after he was accused of stealing dry food mend for the servicemen in Moi Air base in Nanyuki.

Past criminal records

He was accused of a truck full of army biscuits,canned meat, and pineapples worth millions.

The trial magistrate Ben Mark Ekhubi admitted Ogonji on ksh 50000 cash bail.

The case will be heard on 20th September 2023.

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