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Man fights officers in court to avoid remand

  • George Njunge 09th Jan 2020 08:13:42 GMT +0300
Daniel Njonjo Mwangi is forced out of the dock at a Milimani court. [George Njunge, Standard]

Police officers at the Milimani Law Courts yesterday had to call for reinforcement after a suspect refused to be taken to the cell. Drama started after the court assistant read the charges to Daniel Njonjo. Mr Njonjo started shouting, saying that he had been arrested on trumped-up charges by city council askaris. “Afadhali nikufe, sina pesa na siendi mahali (I would rather die, I don’t have money and I’m going nowhere),” he shouted.

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Njonjo is charged with being found in possession of a rungu and a knife in circumstances that indicated he was about to commit a robbery on January 7 on Kimathi Street. Magistrate Caroline Nzimbe asked him to listen to the charges after which he pleaded not guilty. Ms Nzimbe granted him Sh30,000 cash bail and an alternative bond of Sh50,000.

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Njonjo started shouting:” Your honour, I have a sick mother and my children are going to school, I don’t have such kind of money,” Njonjo said.

[George Njunge, Standard]

To handcuff

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A policeman tried to handcuff Njonjo but he head-butted the officer. The magistrate had to adjourn the session to allow the police to take the accused away.

[George Njunge, Standard]

The case will be heard on January 27.

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