Residents storm court protesting release of drug trafficker
11 February 2016, 09:59
Kerugoya - Services at Kerugoya Law Courts were disrupted by residents who were protesting the release of a convict.
They stormed the Law Courts demanding audience with judges and magistrates over the issue.
They were accompanied by primary and secondary school students to the court demanding the removal of High Court Judge Francis Limo who released Paul Munene.
The residents claimed that Munene, who was released on January 31, has been threatening them for allegedly betraying him to the security agents.
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Munene had been sentenced to serve 11 years in jail after he was found guilty of trafficking bhang on December 1, 2015.
However, he appealed the decision on December 12 and was released on bond of KES 500 000 by Justice Limo on February 1, pending the hearing of the appeal.
The protesters, who were joined by Kirinyaga Central MP Gachoki Gitari, said the suspect had ruined lives of their children.
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