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Man in court for assaulting cop, chiefs at chang’aa den

A 36-year-old man who roughed up a police officer and two chiefs after he was found at a chang’aa den in Kaloleni Estate, Nairobi has been charged with assault at the law courts.

Timothy Makori Ombeo was charged with assaulting a police officer on duty after he slapped inspector Moses Waweru of Makongeni police station on July 14.

Ombeo is facing two additional charges of assault after he allegedly beat up Makongeni chief Nerman Karithi and assistant chief Vincent Molly Abuga and injured them.

The three victims were on routine patrol in the estate when they encountered the den where Ombeo and nine others were drinking the brew in contravention of both Mututho laws and Covid-19 regulations.

The security officers stormed the premises near City Stadium to arrest the owner and confiscate the liquor but Ombeo and the others became unruly and allegedly attacked them.

Ombeo and the other Chang’aa enthusiasts had been ordered to vacate the den but they refused and caused a scene but they later managed to escape during the commotion.

The suspect is said to have hit Abuga on the head with the handcuffs as the administrator attempted to handcuff him.

But he denied all the charges before chief magistrate Heston Nyaga. He was freed on a cash bail of Sh20,000.

Hearing of the case starts on September 23.