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Waititu shells out Sh300K to bail out 300 drunk youth

By KNA June 29th, 2016 1 min read

Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu spent Sh300,000 to bail out 300 youths arrested in a security crackdown in his constituency.

The youths were netted on Monday at different spots during the crackdown that kicked off at 7pm and were slapped with a charge of being drunk and disorderly before a Kikuyu court.

They all pleaded guilty with the Principal Magistrate Elvis Michieka sentencing each to one month imprisonment with fine option of Sh1,000.

However, the youths were released after their legislator, who had accompanied them to the court, paid a total of Sh300,000 as fine.

The legislator while addressing press outside the court castigated the police operation, saying it was politically organized by his opponent after the youth failed to attend his meeting held early in the day at Wangige Market.

“These youth never committed any crime some were arrested on their way home from work, while others were shopping for their families when they were arrested, just because they failed to attend official opening of a market at Wangige market, presided over by their governor William Kabogo,” Waititu claimed.

Heavy security was deployed at the court premises as the youth were being ferried to the court from different police stations. Members of public were barred from entering the court.

The security swoops comes in the wake of increased criminal activities including armed robberies reported in recent past months in Kabete, Limuru and Kikuyu sub counties.