A police Officer, Evans Ochieng is in a Keroka court for selling bhang and illicit liqour. Ochieng’ appeared before the Senior Resident Magistrate Simon Arome accused of having been found selling eight rolls of Bhang at Ichuni area in Nyaribari Masaba, Kisii County.In a second count, the officer is accused of having been found selling 20 litres of Chang’aa at the same area.
Ochieng’ denied the charges and claimed to have been framed by a group of youths that he also accused of having stolen Kshs 8200 and he pleadfed with the court to help him recover the money.
The hearing of the case has been set for November 19 this year with a visibly shaken Ochieng’ being led to the court cells by his colleagues to wait for the processing of his bond as he waits for his bosses to take disciplinary action against him. He was released on a 100,000 bond or a cash bail of Kshs. 50,000.
Members of the public who gathered to witness the police officer in the dock full packed the Keroka Court room but the court room was left empty as the Magistrate concluded handling the matter a few minutes after eleven in the morning.