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For Slapping A Lawyer In Court, A Man Jailed For This Long

A witness who slapped a lawyer in court for interrogating him has been sentenced to one day in prison.

The witness John Njeru who is a retired police officer seemed to be annoyed by the behavior of one lawyer Kimani who had moved closer to him as he asked him a flurry of questions.

The lawyer was interrogating him over a case in which Gabriel Nyoroge had been defrauded of his land.

During the process, lawyer Kimani moved closer to even show the witness a land title deed to the chargrin of Njeru who hit him very hard on the stomach injuring him.

The lawyer then complained that he couldn't proceed because he had been injured forcing the judge justice Benard ochoi to intervene.

The judge condemned the act even as he pronounced a one day sentence to the retired public Officer.

"Because you have disturbed peace of the court and showed contempt by slapping be a lawyer who was busy carrying out his Duties, I condemn you to a one day jail sentence" said the judge as quoted by taifa Leo Saturday.

The heineous act by the witness was also condemned by the prosecution lawyers. Justice ochoi urged lawyer Kimani to report to capitoll hill police station.

Mr Njeru will wait up to October 12 2021 to see if he will have a case to answer.

Showing contempt in court is a serious offence but the nature of the sentence given to the culprit will be discussed in legal circles many days to come.

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