On Tuesday, the guy who terrified the citizens of Igembe South in Meru County by clinging to Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya’s helicopter as it took off was charged.
An evaluation of Joachim Murithi’s mental state conducted by a medical officer at Nyambene Level Four Hospital was given to the Maua Law Courts, which heard that he was not of sound mind.
The culprit was sentenced to six months in custody for medicine at the Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital by resident magistrate Chesoni Khanali.
A further assessment of his case will be entered for release following medication health during this time.
Murithi asked for his release, stating the suffering he has endured since his detention is intolerable and that he needs to receive treatment at home.
On June 22, 2022, Murithi clung to the landing skid of a helicopter ferrying CS Munya and EALA MP Mpuru Aburi at Kiegoi market after a rally in an effort to gather support for Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party.
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) announced the next day that he had been captured and that further action will be taken in due time.
The KCAA further forbade the practice, which appears to be becoming more and more popular at demonstrations, by announcing that anyone caught in the vicinity of a chopper’s takeoff while it is in flight will be prosecuted.
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