Member of Parliament for Mwingi Central constituency Joe Mutambu has been charged in court on Monday July 11, 2016 for allegedly stealing from Bishop Thomas Wahome of Helicopter Ministries.
Mutambu was arraigned at Kibera law courts where he appeared before Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi, to answer to charges that he stole a lorry worth KSh 3.3 million from the preacher almost a year ago, the Star reports.
The legislator however denied the charge and is now out on a KSh 300,000 bail.
According to Bishop Wahome, Mutambu assaulted him on September 21, 2015 in his office along Ngong road, when he had gone to confront the legislator over a lorry that he hired from him but failed to return.
“When I arrived there, he even claimed he does not know me. I went and picked police to help me get the lorry after I learnt he was repainting it without my authority. He became unruly and later hit me,” said the renowned pastor of Helicopter Church.
Mutambu was arraigned in court on October 5 over the assault and released on KSh 50,000 bond.
The legislator has been in the headlines of late for being one of rebelling Wiper Party leaders from Ukambani and who are working closely with the Jubilee government.
He was among the organisers of a recent visit to Ukambani by President Uhuru Kenyatta that saw him traverse the region for three days. During the tour, Mutambu hosted Uhuru at his home, in Nuu, Mwingi East sub county on Saturday, June 11.