DRAMA IN COURT AS CONTROVERSIAL BUSINESSMAN SHOUT.

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BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

A Nairobi Court was on Monday treated on a rare drama after the controversial businessman Paul Kobia shouted in court in court heading to magistrate.

The businessman shouted in court saying “wacha niongee Mimi mwenye) translated (Let me explain myself) while crying saying he was dragged to court while experiencing a lot of pain in his head.

He shocked the courtroom when he stood up and started shouting while crying. The businessman was breathing hard before shouting seemed unwell.

Businessman Paul Kobia shout before a Nairobi magistrate court as he attempt to show Chief magistrate scars he got in a dangerous road accident.
Businessman Paul Kobia shout before a Nairobi magistrate court as he attempt to show Chief magistrate scars he got in a dangerous road accident.

Kobia said he was experiencing excruciating pain and needed urgent medical attention although a medical documents emerged in court directing that showed Mr Kobia was directed to rest for two weeks.

The unexpected screams and shouts which is rare within corridors of justice drew the attention of everyone, with members of the public running to see what was happening in the court.

Mr Kobia was scheduled to plead to a charge of kidnaping Congolese national Mr Blanchard Condole.

Mr Andayi demanded an explanation from the suspect on why he was shouting and drawing unnecessary attention.

“Mr Kobia wewe ndiye ulikua unapiga nduru pale”? Ask Magistrate.

“Your honor niligongwa na na kichwa inaniuma sana. Complaint alikuja kwangu kuniona akaniambia anataka kuwithdraw hii kesi”. Responded Kobia.

“Hio ndio inakufanya upige nduru paka hapa”? Magistrate asked Kobia.

“Hapana your honor nimesikia uchungu sana, responded Kobia”.

Paul Kobia guided back to the sit.
Paul Kobia guided back to the sit.

Kobia was on Friday directed to appear in court on Monday for plea taking after he failed to turn up on Friday.

He did not appear on March 24 as his lawyer said he had been hosptialised after an accident. Milimani chief magistrate Francis Andayi issued summons as the lawyer did not produce documents supporting this claim.

Court was on Friday informed Kobia was involved in accident on Thika superhighway at Pangani area and he was admitted at Gurunanak hospital.

Lawyers Kirathe Wandugi and Henry Kurauka for Kobia  told the Chief Magistrate that their client is indisposed after being involved in a road accident on March 11 along the Thika superhighway.

Mr Kobia rolled 10 times causing him several injuries in the head.

Lawyer Wandugi Kiraithe for Mr Kobia apologized to the court over his client conduct in court.

Kobia’s co-accused persons namely Alvin Anzaya, Nelson Moyi, John Mutwiri and Martin Mwangi (Pictured above) denied participating in the abduction  of
Congolese businessman Bachard Londole at Super Lodge along Kindaruma road at a health spa before being taken to Kobia’s house along Muzima springs in Kileleshwa.

Businessman Paul Kobia with his bodyguards wives outside magistrate court.
Businessman Paul Kobia with his bodyguards wives outside magistrate court.

They were each granted bond of Sh 800,000 or cash bail of Sh 500,000.

On March 9,Milimani senior Resident Magistrate Miriam Mugure released Kobia and his four bodyguards on cash bail of Sh 100,000 pending
completion of investigations into the alleged kidnapping and assault of the Congolese.

Prosecution alleges that Kobia abducted Congolese businessman Bachard Londole as he went to claim his KSh40 million from the complainant, the
money it is alleged that Kobia had lent him in exchange for gold.

According to the police the five suspects actively participated in the crime.

The suspects have since been  mentally assessed and found fit to stand trial.

A  gun was confiscated for investigations to establish whether he is a legal firearm holder.

Kobia is said to have used his gun to shoot his way through after guards tried to block their way.

The businessman  has in the past been involved in gold business.  He had also been named in  various reports on illegal gold that originates from DRC Congo.

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