“Listen to me your honour! This court is unfair to me, why have I been taken out of a hospital bed to attend court,” lamented Paul Kobia in the midst of a tussle with court orderlies.
It was a dramatic morning at the chief magistrate’s court was interrupted when controversial businessman Paul Kobia threw a tantrum and wailed in a packed court room as he attempted to attack the presiding magistrate from the bench before court orderlies blocked him.
Durama with a capital D.
The Star reports that Kobia appeared in court following a previous summon by Nairobi, Milimani chief magistrate Francis Andayi who issued the orders after Kobia’s advocate told the court that he had been involved in a road accident and was hospitalized. The advocate did not however produce hospital documents hence the summons.
The drama continued outside court cells when the wives of Kobia’s bodyguards took Kobia head on blaming him for the their husband’s woes.
Kobia however did not take the pleas due to ill health. He was given two weeks bed rest by the court after which he will plead to charges of kidnapping, assault and going in public disorderly on April 20, 2017, if his health will have improved.
Kobia who is out on a bond of Ksh 100,000 is accused alongside his four bodyguards of kidnapping and assaulting Londole Iseka Blanchard – a Congolese national.