Man in court for failing to pay train fare

Train on Embakasi
Train on Embakasi

A man has been sentenced to a month in prison after he pleaded guilty to traveling in a train without a valid ticket.

It is alleged that on August 13th, 2015, Bernard Omondi was found in an Embakasi commuter train without a ticket leading to his arrest after failing to explain why he did  not have one.

He admitted that he avoided paying the 40 shillings train fare to benefit on a free ride.

Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Joyce Gandani convicted him after pleading guilty to pay a three thousand shillings fine or serve a one month jail term.

Elsewhere, two RECCE squad officers based in Ruiru, a private investigator and a security guard have been charged with demanding a Ksh 300,000 bribe from a businessman.

It is alleged that Victor Mugambi Njoroge, Michael Etengay Epeyonon, Stephen Awuor Odere and Peter Kebaso Onkangi demanded the amount from a Mr. David Otieno on August 13th claiming he had illegally connected electricity to his house in Mathare estate, Nairobi.

However, they denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Joyce Gandani and were released on a Ksh 50,000 cash bail with an alternative bond of Ksh 200,000 each.

The case will be heard on September 15th, 2015.

Agnes Oloo contributed to this story


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