A middle-aged man who was today virtually arraigned in a Kiambu court has been charged with grievously injuring his relatives lactating dog.
The court heard that the accused, Daniel Waweru Mwaniki, unlawfully broke into his sister in-law’s compound and attacked her female dog thereby occasioning it deep head, neck and legs injuries.
The in-law, Margaret Nduta, reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest and subsequent prosecution of the accused who is brother to her husband.
He denied the charges before the Limuru Senior Resident Magistrate Caroline Mugo and was released on a Ksh20,000 cash bail.
The case will be heard on 28/4/2022 with the mention date being slated for 16.12.2021
Drama later ensued at the Tigoni police station, Limuru when the accused attempted to walk home after answering to the charge under the pretext that he was out on bond.
Police officers manning the virtual court, quickly grabbed him took him to their cells, to await relatives to pay the cash bail.
The police told him police cash bail and court cash bail are different, and issues regarding the bails need to be sorted out so he walks home.
The accused was indeed out in bail after he was arrested by Ndeiya police station officers who had released him on cash bail as they carried on with their investigations.
Cruelty to an animal is punishable by law with criminal penalties ranging from modest fines to felony prison periods or both.