Lawyer Haron Ndubi charged over drunk driving


Lawyer Haron Ndubi charged over drunk driving
City lawyer Haron Mong'are Ndubi appears in a Niarobi court to face drunk driving charges on February 4, 2019. PHOTO | AGNES OLOO

In Summary

  • The traffic court heard that Mr. Ndubi is not a first time offender as he is facing a similar offence in Milimani Court; the case was, however, stopped by the High Court from proceeding.
  • Mr. Ndubi’s advocate, Senior Counsel John Khaminwa, earlier on opposed him taking plea on a basis not stated but the magistrate declined the request.
  • He denied all the charges and was released on a cash bail of Ksh.80,000.

City lawyer Haron Mong’are Ndubi was on Monday arraigned in a Nairobi court and charged with two counts in the traffic court; careless driving and failing to obey verbal directives given by a police officer.

Ndubi was charged that on February 3, 2019 at about 6:30p.m along Lang’ata road, he drove on a public road without due care and attention to other road users by failing to give way and hitting a police motorcycle thereby damaging it and causing injury to the officer.

The advocate was also charged with failing to obey verbal directives given by a police officer by refusing to blow into a breathalyzer.

The traffic court, presided by Magistrate Elector Riany, heard that Mr. Ndubi is not a first time offender as he is facing a similar offence at the Milimani Court; the case was, however, stopped by the High Court from proceeding.

Mr. Ndubi’s advocate, Senior Counsel John Khaminwa, earlier on opposed him taking plea on a basis not stated but the magistrate declined the request.

He denied all the charges and was released on a cash bail of Ksh.80,000.

The case will be mentioned on February 5, 2018 for the purpose of taking a hearing date.

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