Ex-Harambee Stars player sentenced to 1.3 years in jail


Ex-Harambee Stars player sentenced to 1.3 years in jail
Former Harambee stars player Jamal Mohammed

In Summary

  • Jamal, a shining midfield ace for the Harambee Stars in his heyday, will now serve the jail time or pay Ksh.60,000 in fines for the two counts following a ruling delivered on Friday.
  • Jamal who was before Makadara Court Principal Magistrate Meresia Opondo had initially denied the offense, changed and instead pleaded guilty.
  • Jamal now has 14 days to appeal.

Former Kenyan international football player Jamal Mohammed has been sentenced to 1.3 years in prison.

This was after he pleaded guilty to two offenses; being in possession of narcotic drugs and selling shisha/promoting its smoking.

Jamal, a shining midfield ace for the Harambee Stars in his heyday, will now serve the jail time or pay Ksh.60,000 in fines for the two counts, following a ruling delivered on Friday.

In court, Jamal was charged that November 3, 2018 at Berut area in Eastleigh Section III in Nairobi County, he was found in possession of three rolls of Cannabis Sativa (bhang) which was not on medical form in contravention of the said Act.

In the second count, he was accused of selling/promoting Shisha smoking contrary to section 169 of the public health Act. It was also alleged that on the same date and same place, Jamal was found selling 25 pots.

Jamal who was before Makadara Court Principal Magistrate Meresia Opondo had initially denied the offense, changed and instead pleaded guilty.

Jamal now has 14 days to appeal.

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