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Man fined Sh500,000 for resisting arrest

Saturday November 02 2019
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Lamu Principal Magistrate Allan Temba. A man was sentenced to five years in prison for slapping a police officer. PHOTO | KALUME KAZUNGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By KALUME KAZUNGU

A Lamu man was Friday fined Sh500,000 or serve five years in prison for violently resisting arrest.

Kalume Ngumbao was found guilty of punching and threatening to tear the uniform a police officer, who was with two others executing a warrant on May 1.

Ngumbao was charged and released on bond but disappeared and skipped court dates.

|While delivering the sentence, Lamu Principal Magistrate Allan Temba said Ngumbao also had a criminal record of previous convictions for two other offence of obtaining money, Sh 300,000, by false pretences in a 2017 case where he was sentenced to three years in prison.

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