City lawyer lands in court over offensive conduct

Top city lawyer James Njue Mue has found himself before a court of law, this time as an accused for offensive conduct.
The court heard that Mue used threatening behavior by throwing a wooden box containing coins of Kenyan currency amounting to Sh 850 at Harambee House.
The lawyer is alleged to have committed the offence on 10th May 2018 at Harambee House along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, while driving his KBS 175H Toyota RAV4 with intent to provoke a breach of peace.
The accused was further charged with flying the National flag on his car without authority from the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, contrary to Section 4A(1) as read with Section 4A(3) of the National Flag, emblems and Names Act.
He denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot.
His lawyers, Julie Soweto and Harun Ndubi told the court to release the accused on personal bond since he is not a flight risk.
The court further heard that Mue, who doubles up as a senior programmes officer with Kenyans for Peace, Truth and Justice(KPTJ), can not jump bail since being an officer of the court, he knows the consequences of doing so.
Soweto asked the court to order the release of Mue’s vehicle as it his means of transporting his young family.
According to the prosecution, the police needed three days to photograph the vehicle before releasing it to the accused.
After considering the submissions, the magistrate released the accused on a personal bond of Sh 200,000.
On the motor vehicle application, the magistrate found the three days sought by police unreasonable and directed that it be released today after taking of the photos.