I can get you fired! Man in court for threatening to beat up cops
A man who allegedly attempted to beat up two police officers while threatening he could get them fired and jailed was charged with offensive conduct and creating a disturbance likely to cause a breach of peace.
At Makadara Law Courts, Mr Paul Kundu was charged with offensive conduct contrary to section 94 (1) of the penal code after confronting police officers in Tassia within Embakasi in Nairobi on November 30.
He is accused of uttering words “naenza wachapa na hakuna kitu ama mahali mtanipeleka, hakuna sheria mnanjua…nitawafunga na niwafute kazi!”
“(I can beat you up and there is nowhere you can take me. There is no law you know…I will get you arrested and I can get you fired!)” to corporal Caroline Nkatha and police constable Caroline Sabina of Tassia police post in Embakasi.
Mr Kundu is also facing an additional charge of creating a disturbance contrary to section 95 (1) (b) of the penal code after allegedly attempting to punch PC Sabina who was driving a police car.
PC Sabina and her colleague were driving within the estate while on security patrol when they met a 15 – year old juvenile riding a motorcycle on a public road and stopped him.
They sent him to bring a parent before he returned with Mr Kundu, who is a businessman in the area.
Mr Kundu is said to have confronted the officers instead of engaging them in a conversation over the matter and became unruly and started attempting to punch PC Sabina.
The officers calmed him down and requested him to accompany them in the vehicle to go sort out the matter at the police post. On arrival, Mr Kundu was arrested and placed in cells as investigations began.
He denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi.
The accused person was released on a surety bond of Sh30, 000 and an alternative cash bail of Sh20, 000.
The case will be mentioned on January 31, 2023, before the hearing starts on August 23 of the same year.
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