A Mombasa man left court users in stitches after he requested a magistrate to help him find his friends to come to his aid by contributing to his cash bail in court.
Mohammed Juma who appeared before Mombasa Senior Principal Magistrate Vincent Adet during the mention of his case for pretrial purposes asked the magistrate if he was in a position to assist him in tracing the mobile numbers of his friends in a phone that went missing during his arrest.
“Your honor, I have a request to make… Are you in a position to help me locate my friends since I lost my phone and their contacts? With the kind of powers you have, l believe that they would come to my aid if you called out their names in the court. I’m truly suffering at Shimo La Tewa where I’m being held,” he said.
Adet who seemed surprised by the request questioned Juma on why he would not task his wife with the duty of searching for the contacts of his friends.
"Why me? You just mentioned that you have a wife… why don’t you send your wife to look for your friends," Adet quipped.
Following his plea, Adet reviewed his bond terms and released him on a bond of Ksh15,000 and one contact person.
Juma is facing charges of causing a fatal road accident.
The particulars are that on October 10, 2022, along Kwa Shee Road in Mikindani sub-county, as the driver of a Nissan Matatu, he killed a juvenile pedestrian.