The big probing questions that remain unanswered are how and why a drunk suspect is arraigned in a court of law to face trials?
A dramatic scenario was witnessed at the Kibera Law Courts, on Thursday, after suspects arrived at the courtroom too drunk to stand trial. This was revealed by pictures circulating on social media.
The suspects were to stand a trial in court over alleged drunk and disorderly conduct.
In a video, the seven suspects are seen lying recklessly on the ground as two police officers try to lift them up, one by one.
“Huyo apigwe na upepo kwanza (Let that suspect receive fresh air first) before he gets up and leaves,” a voice is heard saying.
An officer then goes to the extent of helping one of the drunk men to wear his shoes.
The dramatic situation left citizens confused and perplexed wondering how the suspects found themselves in court, in a drunken stupor.
“Is it that they were transported to the cells with booze in the vehicle?” Lucy Ekwam puzzled.
“You can’t just lift human beings just like maize sacks. Let’s respect humanity and treat our own people well. I hope the human rights section is watching at an angle,” another weighed in.
Just in the recent past, a similar incident was witnessed after Molo MP, Kimani Kuria, arrived at a function while drunk, angering area residents who threatened to rough him up.
Kimani Kuria’s state of drunkenness was affirmed when he was seen staggering after he was invited to the podium to address the congregation.