Man in court for hurling a*****e words to police officers

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 19 Jan, 2022 13:45 | < 1 min read
Samuel Omondi arraigned before a Kisumu court for allegedly assaulting police officer. PHOTO/VIOLA KOSOME

A middle-aged man has been arraigned before a Kisumu court for hurling abusive words to police officers.

Samuel Omondi appeared before Winam Law Courts Senior Principal Magistrate R.M Wahanda where he was charged with assault and resisting arrest among other charges.

The court heard that on January 8 at Kaloleni estate in Kisumu, Omondi assaulted Samuel Okhako and officers who did not appear in court causing them actual bodily harm contrary to section 251 of the penal code.

The suspect was also charged for resisting arrest. According to documents before the court, Omondi resisted lawful arrest that was conducted by PS Vincent Aliuba and PC Faith Chepng'etich.

While being arrested, the suspect is said to have been shouting abusive words towards officers.

He hurled abuse such as "Wajinga nyinyi! Hakuna mahali naenda! Umbwa nyinyi!" and compared himself with the officers.

In the third count, he was also charged for refusing his fingerprints to be taken by police officers contrary to section 55(5) of the National police service no 1 of 2011 laws of Kenya.

Omondi has, however, denied all the three charges pressed against and asked the court for leniency.

"I am pleading with this court to please release me on a free bond," he said.

Despite asking the court to release him on a free bond for he was an orphan, Omondi was released on Ksh100,000.

The matter will be mentioned on February 1 and heard on March 14.