You too could find yourself in jail, without good cause.

upepo

Village Elder
#1
I got thinking about @kah tony arrest some time back and it dawned on me that there could be very many people suffering innocently in our jails out of wrong convictions. Now consider this scenario. At some road block, police discover some illegal parcel in a regular matatu ferrying passengers on a normal route. Upon interrogations, no passenger admits ownership of the parcel. At the same time, the matatu crew cannot identify with certainty who came in with the parcel. My question is, does that police officer who so casually collects a 100 bob bribe possess the resources, competency, enthusiasm, morality, and ethical standing to unearth the owner of the parcel or will he randomly pick a few faces he doesn’t like and haul them to court? Question two; what chances do the suspects in such a case stand if they do not have the money to hire a lawyer, and lack a good understanding of the law to argue their case? Question three; would the magistrate or judge be keen enough to notice or listen to the bewildered suspects or would he swiftly push them on to fulfill his role? I have heard many incidents of people spending time in remand or jail for things they swear they did not do, and sometimes you almost believe them. This is especially the case when they have no reason to lie.

Has anyone ever come close to jail over false accusations or malfunctions of the system? Share your experiences.
 

othello

Village Elder
#6
I found myself in one of the filthy police cells around nkapata majamaa watatu who had spent 4 days ndani. They couldn't purchase their freedom out and again the police couldn't take them to court ju majamaa were just innocent- Eti loitering with intent to commit crime. Hiyo makosa was worth a bribe of 5k each according to police and apparentlythey had no money. I have heard of very many similar cases police instigating that you were in possession of drugs. At times I wonder what makes police to be soo insensitive coz of a few coins.
 

sani

Village Sponsor
#7
ingia pale kenyalaw.org uone cases za maskini venye huwa zinaamuliwa. you are arrested, and judge listens to your case for one hour only. The next date you are sentenced, 20 years in prison. Young boys. I have read over 1000 judgements on various cases. Kenya hiezi saidika.
 

Straw man

Village Elder
#8
I took a break from ploughing to take lunch, parked the tractor outside the pub. As I was taking one beer before resuming work the bastards pounced. They threw me and my driver in a pickup and took us to jail. We were manhandled like shit. I slept on a very cold floor infact one Mzee died soon thereafter from the effects of that night. Next morning by the time we reached the court at Nanyuki I was looking like a hardened thug, dirty, unkempt and very mad!
 

uhondo

Village Elder
#10
Mimi nilikuwa nime toka college kitu saa saba mchana. Nika amua ku bangaiza pale railways karibu na mat za mtaa ndio githaa itembee kiasi. Out of nowhere makarau wamejitokeza na kupiga mimi na boy mwingime pingu. With no rhyme, reason or explanation tumebebwa hadi railways police station. Viatu nje na mishipi. Tume rushwa hadi ndani ya cell. Tuko wadhii kama 50 kwa cell inatoshana na kiosk. Story nilisikia huko ndani ni za kutisha. Ni bahati iliishia hapo.

Kenya kujipata on the 'wrong' side of the law ni rahisi vibaya.
 

pamba

Village Sponsor
#11
mlUOTE="othello, post: 2332282, member: 40146"]I found myself in one of the filthy police cells around nkapata majamaa watatu who had spent 4 days ndani. They couldn't purchase their freedom out and again the police couldn't take them to court ju majamaa were just innocent- Eti loitering with intent to commit crime. Hiyo makosa was worth a bribe of 5k each according to police and apparentlythey had no money. I have heard of very many similar cases police instigating that you were in possession of drugs. At times I wonder what makes police to be soo insensitive coz of a few coins.[/QUOTE]
In Kenya hakuna hio offense, quote that section it was repealed, you can only be held in a police cell for more than 24 hours after the investigating officer applies for a miscellaneous application before a competent court, wacha ukora.
 

pamba

Village Sponsor
#12
Mimi nilikuwa nime toka college kitu saa saba mchana. Nika amua ku bangaiza pale railways karibu na mat za mtaa ndio githaa itembee kiasi. Out of nowhere makarau wamejitokeza na kupiga mimi na boy mwingime pingu. With no rhyme, reason or explanation tumebebwa hadi railways police station. Viatu nje na mishipi. Tume rushwa hadi ndani ya cell. Tuko wadhii kama 50 kwa cell inatoshana na kiosk. Story nilisikia huko ndani ni za kutisha. Ni bahati iliishia hapo.

Kenya kujipata on the 'wrong' side of the law ni rahisi vibaya.
Trespassing was your charge, hapana vuka reli Omwami na kuna overpass.
 

othello

Village Elder
#16
In Kenya hakuna hio offense, quote that section it was repealed, you can only be held in a police cell for more than 24 hours after the investigating officer applies for a miscellaneous application before a competent court, wacha ukora.
I am telling what I heard by my own ears from the cops. Hawa jamaa ndio waliniambia wamekuwa kwa hiyo cell for days. Ka wewe ni mnyonge who do not know your rights, ata mwezi utakaa kwa cell. As for the charges, police can accuse you for anything to get bribe.
 

upepo

Village Elder
#18
In Kenya hakuna hio offense, quote that section it was repealed, you can only be held in a police cell for more than 24 hours after the investigating officer applies for a miscellaneous application before a competent court, wacha ukora.
It could have been repealed but still kuna zile charges za kuwekelea general suspects. Hiyo ya 24 hrs iko kwa vitabu tu. Officers on the ground hawaitambui.
 
#19
mlUOTE="othello, post: 2332282, member: 40146"]I found myself in one of the filthy police cells around nkapata majamaa watatu who had spent 4 days ndani. They couldn't purchase their freedom out and again the police couldn't take them to court ju majamaa were just innocent- Eti loitering with intent to commit crime. Hiyo makosa was worth a bribe of 5k each according to police and apparentlythey had no money. I have heard of very many similar cases police instigating that you were in possession of drugs. At times I wonder what makes police to be soo insensitive coz of a few coins.
In Kenya hakuna hio offense, quote that section it was repealed, you can only be held in a police cell for more than 24 hours after the investigating officer applies for a miscellaneous application before a competent court, wacha ukora.[/QUOTE]

Njege, sometimes you reason as if you just landed from Wakanda. yaani hizi story hujai zisikia .We understand you are trying to tetea your crew, thou
 

Nattydread

Village Chief
#20
Mwalimu unadanganya watu, kila case huwa na mention after every 14 days na mbona unajishuku 5:14 a. m?
Nonsense Koporo.

There are thousands of deviations and distortions in a system where an OB number is handwritten on a scrap of exercise book paper, while a statement is recorded without duplicate by a barely educated D-material.

Worst part is that those 4 souls unable to raise the bribe after false arrest could find themselves in serious trouble, just like that.
 
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