A man from Kayole in Nairobi admitted in court that he insulted police officers.
Peter Mwangi Njuguna appeared before Makadara Chief Magistrate Francis Kyambia and pleaded guilty to a charge of creating a disturbance.
A charge sheet indicated that Njuguna committed the offence on March 3, 2023, at Kayole police station by calling police officers at the report office illiterate.
“He checked into the police station on the stated day at about 3 pm and found the officer on duty. He was drunk and he without any provocation insulted the police present.
“Attempts by officers to escort him outside proved futile as he continued hurling insults at the law enforcers. He was then arrested and placed in cells waiting for further interrogation,” court papers read in part.
In his mitigation, Njuguna pleaded for leniency saying he was under the influence. He said he had gone to bail out his brother when he disagreed with the officers.
“I was under influence. I had gone to bail out my brother at the police station and we disagreed on the terms so I was devastated and angered hence the insults,” he said.
Magistrate Kyambia considered his mitigation and slapped him with a fine of Sh10,000 or in default to serve six months in prison.