A Kakamega court has fined a middle aged man Sh10,000 for obstructing Deputy President William Ruto’s wife, Rachael Ruto motorcade.
Evans Muhakwa from Kakamega County pleaded guilty to charges of obstructing other road users at Nakumatt junction along Kakamega-Webuye Road on Thursday June 29. Mrs Ruto was headed to Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology for the national inter-denomination prayers when the incident happened.
Muhakwa was accused of blocking other road users while driving a Public Service Vehicle, which made it difficult for other motorists to use the road, including the Deputy President’s spouse.
In his defense, Muhakwa pleaded with the Judge to pardon him, claiming that he had an ailing wife and children who were all dependent on him. “My wife underwent operation recently and is still in hospital. She left our four children and none of them knows that I am in court today since I was arrested. I plead with the court to forgive me and I won’t repeat the mistake again,” Muhakwa told the court.
Senior Resident Magistrate Erick Malesi however ordered the man to pay a fine of Sh10,000 or face a three-month sentence.