A few months ago, a video leaked showing one of the Kenyan politician smoking Shisha at a joint. The joint owner went ahead and filed a case accusing Jones Ochieng for filming the video and attempted to blackmail her using the video.
Jones Ochieng Mbolo has been sentenced to a one year imprisonment by a Nairobi court after he released a video of Lamu senator smoking Shisha. Senator Anwar Loitiptip is said to have been filmed smoking in a company owned by a lady identified as Aeedah Bambi.
The suspect is said to have attempted to extort money from the woman because Shisha smoking is prohibited by the law. Jones pleaded guilty for this action and this made the ruling even easier.
Magistrate Martha Mutuku didn't hesitate to sentence him where she went ahead and said that Ochieng was not remorseful for his actions and therefore he will serve a one year term in jail.
Senator Loitiptip was one of the witnesses in this case which has left Kenyans with many unanswered questions. Many people have reacted to this judgement some feeling that the woman ( Aeedah Bambi) should also have been punished for transacting in an illegal business.
There has been uproar by a section of Kenyans who feel that some of these laws are never applied equally to all. At some point, it was said that laws are made for the poor something that led to emergence of many activists organizations which advocate for equality in law application.
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