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Man jumps off third-floor balcony to evade police arrest

By Hillary Kimuyu September 28th, 2021 1 min read

A man is nursing injuries at Mama Lucy Hospital in Nairobi after he reportedly jumped off a balcony on the third floor of a building in a bid to evade arrest.

Didmus Mong’are is said to have sustained serious injuries after leaping from his kitchen balcony at Amani apartments in Embakasi.

A statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) indicates Mong’are is wanted for allegedly obtaining money by false pretences.

“Sgt (W) Rose Mwanzia had stormed his house at 10am, accompanied by Constable Geoffrey Koros, to arrest him for obtaining money by false pretenses. However, in a bid to trick the officers, Mong’are emerged from his bedroom naked, prompting the officers to allow him time to dress up.

“But as fate would have it, after putting on a pair of denim pants and a checked shirt, Mong’are mischievously dashed to the kitchen and flew from the balcony! Determined to accomplish her mission, Sgt (W) Mwanzia, almost followed suit but when she saw the suspect writhing on the ground in pain, opted to take the flight of stairs three at one go to restrain the suspect,” DCI said.

Officers who had gone to arrest him were forced to change their mission and offer first aid and rush the suspect to the hospital.

“He landed on the ground with a thud breaking several of his limbs but police administered first aid to him, before rushing him to hospital for specialized attention,” added DCI.

Police are preparing Monga’re’s file so that he can answer charges of obtaining money by false pretences contrary to section 313 of the Penal code.