A woman who was caught making love with her boyfriend in her car in the middle of Thika Road, consequently causing traffic snarl-up, has been fined Ksh20,000 in default to serve a six-month jail term.
The motorist, whose name has been withheld, was slapped with the sentence by a Makadara Law court after she pleaded guilty to the charges of causing a disturbance and obstructing traffic at Thika Road Mall in Roysambu on January 24, 2023.
The prosecution informed the court that the accused person was arrested by traffic officers from Kasarani Police Station who were manning the road near the Thika Road Mall.
The court heard that on the fateful date, the traffic officers manning the road were drawn to the traffic snarl-up and immediately sought to establish the cause of the jam.
Upon approaching the accused person's motor vehicle, they found the woman in a compromising situation with a man in their car, which was stopped in the middle of the road. It remains unclear why the two opted to have sex along a busy road.
The prosecution informed the court that the officers politely interrupted the session and asked the two lovebirds to move to driveway but were faced with hostility.
"Enraged by the police request to drive away, the accused person began hurling insults at the officers who were armed and even reportedly dared them to open fire," the prosecutor stated while reading the facts surrounding the case.
Further, the court heard that the officers immediately lodged a report of the drama that unfolded to their boss at the Kasarani Police Station. Their boss immediately sent reinforcement who overpowered the two lovers and were immediately arrested.
The accused was booked and asked to appear in court to answer to charges levelled against her.
Asked by the court whether the facts of the case were correct, she agreed to the same.
In mitigation, the woman urged the court to forgive her saying she is remorseful and will never repeat the acts again.
However, the magistrate fined her Ksh10,000 for each offence or an alternative of six months imprisonment.
She has 14 days to appeal.