Hawker in Court for Biting Kanjo Askari- Nairobi

A hawker in Nairobi was presented in court for supposedly attacking a County enforcement officer, known as Kanjo askari, during an arrest.

Jane Wangare Mwangi, 26, was accused of biting Vincent Makori Okero on February 23, 2022, in the Nairobi CBD.

The court heard at around 1450hrs, the Kanjo Askari appended to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services, was on the job along Haile Selassie Avenue when the episode occurred.

Along with a colleague, Mr Makori ran into Ms Wangare hawking in the city.

“The complainant tried to pick the items the accused person had displayed on the road but was attacked in the process by the accused who bit him on the left hand,” a police report stated.

The Kanjo attempted to pull his hand but sustained injuries in the process. He was treated at Mbagathi hospital and has since been discharged.

At the Milimani Law Courts, Jane Wangare was accused of one count of assult.

“You are charged that on February 23, 2022, along Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi willfully and intentionally assaulted Vincent Makori Okero thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm,” the charge sheet read in part.

Showing up before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi, Jane argued not guilty.

She was released on a cash bail of Ksh15,000