Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura says he did not contest the arrest and charging of his wife, Mukami Rwamba-Mwaura, who was apprehended on Monday afternoon (August 19) over traffic offences, because he “wanted to abide by the law”.
Mukami was arrested at the Globe Roundabout in Nairobi city centre while driving a vehicle, a Toyota Prado, whose insurance cover had expired. On top of that, the senator’s spouse did not have a valid driver’s license at the time of her arrest.
Mukami was charged with the two traffic offences at the Milimani Law Courts, where she pleaded guilty.
On the charge of driving with an expired insurance cover, she was fined Ksh20, 000, or a four-month jail term.
On the other misdemeanor -- driving without a valid driving license --, Mukami was fined Ksh1, 000, or serve a one-month prison sentence. On the second charge, the mother-of-one told the court that she had forgotten her driver’s license at home.
Senator Isaac Mwaura arrived at the Milimani Law Courts shortly after his wife was arraigned, and paid the Ksh21, 000 total fine to secure Mukami’s freedom.
On Monday 9pm, Mr Mwaura took to his official Facebook page, whose profile name is Mwaura Isaac Maigua, to confirm his wife’s arrest and arraignment.
“For those who are asking, yes, my wife was, indeed, arrested for traffic offence. We chose to follow the law rather than bribe our way out of court. Laws must apply evenly,” he said.
“Kenya will change for the better when our judicial system treats each and every one equally, not favouring the rich, people in power or those close to them. That way, the Government will collect even more revenue like the fine that we paid today (Monday, August 19). It is called the virtuous circle rather than the vicious cycle,” said Senator Isaac Mwaura.