Trans Nzoia nominated Member of County Assembly (MCA), Phyllis Njeri Mbogwa, was on Sunday arrested for drunk driving, while her six-month-old baby sat at the back seat of her saloon car.
According to reports, the nominated MCA was apprehended at around 7 p.m. along the Kitale – Eldoret Road, at Kwa Muthoni within Trans Nzoia County.
Speaking to the Nation, Trans Nzoia West police boss Jackson Mwenga stated that Njeri was arrested after refusing to take the alco-blow test.
“She was totally drunk at the time of arrest. She became very violent and arrogant abusing our officers,” Mwenga disclosed.
At the same time, Njeri’s husband, Kimani Mbogwa, told journalists that he had tried to stop her from leaving their Village Inn home.
“I tried to stop her from driving while drunk but she refused only for her bodyguard to open the gate by force,” Kimani divulged.
Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Dorcus Wangechi at a Kitale court, the MCA denied the drunk driving charge.
However, to much surprise, Njeri failed to raise the Ksh 50,000 bond and was remanded at Kitale Farm prison.
It is reported that the MCA has been arrested on several occasions in the past over the same offense.
The case will be mentioned on January 15.
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