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Broke MCA can’t raise Sh50k bond for driving while drunk with baby on back seat

Trans Nzoia County Assembly nominated MCA has been remanded after failing to raise Sh50 000 bond for a drunk driving charge at a Kitale court.

Phyllis Njeri Mbogwa was arrested Sunday  around 7pm along the Kitale – Eldoret Road, at Kwa Muthoni within Trans Nzoia County.

She was arrested for driving her saloon car, with her six-month old baby at the back seat, under the influence of alcohol beyond the required limit.

Trans Nzoia West police boss Jackson Mwenga said that the MCA resisted arrest after refusing to take the alcoblow test and abused police officers.

“She was totally drunk at the time of arrest. She became very violent and arrogant abusing our officers,” said Mwenga.

Her husband Kimani Mbogwa told journalists on Monday that he had tried to stop her from leaving their Village Inn home but in vain.

“I tried to stop her from driving while drunk but she refused only for her bodyguard to open the gate by force,” he told the Nation outside the court.

This is not the first time for the MCA to spent night at police cell. On several occasions she has been arrested over the same offence.

On Monday, appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Dorcus Wangechi, she pleaded not guilty.

She failed to raise Sh50, 000 bond and was remanded at Kitale Farm prison.

The case will be mentioned on January 15.