A motorist accused of knocking down a police officer after a quarrel has been charged with attempted murder.
Geoffrey Wekesa denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi at the Milimani law courts yesterday.
The court heard the motorist hit Henry Kemboi, a traffic officer attached to Makongeni Police Station, two weeks ago.
He was accused that on October 24, this year, he intentionally and unlawfully attempted to cause the death of Mr Kemboi by hitting and injuring him using a vehicle.
The court ruled Wekesa be freed on a bond of Sh1 million with a surety of the same amount or pay a cash bail of Sh500, 000.
His lawyer Wakiaga Semekia requested the court for lenient bond terms.
“I would like to ask this court for reasonable bond terms as my client has been left to look after his children after his wife left him,” he said.
It is alleged Kemboi has been having an affair with Wekesa’s wife. “Information given to the media was incomplete. My client does not work with the Department of Immigration but runs a consultancy firm,” said Semekia.
He added that the issue was about infidelity on the part of the accused’s wife.
The accused is said to have thrown the officer on a tarmac road as he sped off.
Through his lawyer, the officer said the accused was drunk at the time of the incident.
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