Tout Arrested for Harassing Female Police Officer in Nairobi

  • Female police officers in Kenya
    Female police officers in Kenya
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  • A tout in Nairobi was on Friday, July 3, arraigned in court after he was arrested for harassing a female police officer. 

    According to court documents, Kenneth Kimaru Gachie was accused of touching Sergeant Saida Mwihaki inappropriately on June 27 as she was going about her normal duties at Racecourse area. 

    The officer narrated that the suspect acted without consent and approached her from behind after which she reprimanded him. 

    Kenneth Kimaru Gachie
    Kenneth Kimaru Gachie was accused of harassing a female police officer
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    Kimaru is said to have escaped lynching after members of the public attacked him. 

    The suspect denied the charges, explaining that he was a respectful man and would not attempt such an act. 

    Elsewhere, a man, Mohammed Ahmed was arraigned in court for allegedly wrestling and injuring an officer from Shauri Moyo Police Station. 

    The officer, Kelvin Maina, accused the suspect of attacking him while trying to get back his watch and cash which had been confiscated after an arrest. 

    Mohammed denied injuring the police officer and turned the tables to claim that he suffered in the hands of the security officer. 

    “Your honour, I did not injure the officer as alleged. In fact, I was assaulted badly by the said police, yet I am a Kenyan,” he told the court. 

    The suspect was released on a Ksh 30,000 cash bail. 

    According to Section 103 (a) of the National Police Service Act No. 11 (A) of 2011, offences related to assault of police can attract a fine not exceeding 1 million shillings, imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or both.

    “Any person who assaults resists or wilfully obstructs a police officer in the due execution of the police officer’s duties, assaults, resists or wilfully obstructs any person acting in aid of the police officer, attacks an animal belonging to the service or intentionally or recklessly, destroys police property, commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding Ksh 1 million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or to both,” reads the act. 

    Kenya Police officers pictured outside a police station. A naked man stormed the Embakasi Police Station on Saturday night, June 13, 2020.
    Kenya Police officers pictured outside a police station. A naked man stormed the Embakasi Police Station on Saturday night, June 13, 2020.
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