Two men, a father and son, have pleaded guilty to obstructing officers from arresting them for allegedly storing bhang at their home in Chokaa, Njiru Sub-county, Nairobi, by pouring human excrement and cold water on them.
Erick Kimathi Jamal, 28, and his 57-year-old father were charged with obstructing police officers from performing their duties after smearing faeces on the officers on October 8.
They were also charged jointly with drug trafficking after 280 grammes of bhang with a street value of Sh8,400 was discovered in their home.
The two officers were on patrol in the area when they received information from members of the public that Jamal was selling bhang from his home.
They went to Jamal’s house and found him sleeping with two rolls of bhang on the table. They then arrested him.
Mr Kimathi, on the other hand, stormed the house and grabbed one of the police officers, prompting him to fire in the air to scare the suspects.
During the commotion, the suspect retreated to get water and excrement, which he threw at the officers while inciting members of the public to attack them.
After restraining the suspects, the officers entered the house and discovered the bhang under a bed. They escorted the two to the police station, where the matter was taken over by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Kayole offices.
Jamal and his father pleaded guilty to both charges when they appeared before Makadara Law Courts Principal Magistrate Irene Gichobi.
They were remanded in custody by the magistrate until October 24, when the prosecution will present its case against them and call exhibits, including the bhang, before they are convicted and sentenced.