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Bhang trader arraigned for assaulting police officer

20 February 2015, 11:47 Joseph Njung'eh

Nanyuki - A suspected bhang trader has been arraigned in a Nanyuki court for assaulting and injuring a police officer.

Moses Nderitu appeared before Principal Magistrate Florence Macharia charged that on February 16, 2015 he attacked and injured Constable Gibson Manono at Ngobit trading centre.

Nderitu however denied the charges and was released on cash bail of KES 10 000.

It is alleged that the police officer, who is attached at Ngobit police station, got information from area residents that the accused was a bhang peddler and had gone to arrest him in the company of another officer.

Read Also: Policewoman beaten up for arresting trader's sister

The court heard that when Manono approached the accused, Nderitu hit him on the face with a hard object and he started bleeding profusely.

He was however overpowered by the other police officer who managed to arrest him while the injured officer was rushed to a nearby Health Centre for treatment.

The case was set to be heard on May 11, 2015.

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