The woman who was arrested filming traffic officers harassing a female passenger in Nairobi on Tuesday will not be charged.
This is after the office of the DPP at Makadara court rejected the charges against her. The prosecution says the woman had not committed any crime.
One of the prosecutors said:
We cannot charge anyone just because the police have arrested her filming them do their work, we rejected the file since it is not a crime to take a film in public
The prosecutor also added that police need to have enough evidence to warrant the prosecution of an accused.
We don’t want to take cases in court without evidence or the ones the court might reject
Sophia Njeri was on Tuesday and later released on a police cash bail of Sh,000. She was to appear today at the court for plea taking on charges of obstruction to Justice.
On Tuesday, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority condemned the arrest adding that they had raised the matter with Kasarani police station.
In a viral video, Njeri was seen filming the officers pulling a lady from the front seat of a matatu plying the Kasarani – Nairobi CBD route.
In the clip, five officers are seen trying to eject the lady as Njeri is filming the ordeal. When the officers learnt she was recording, they are seen threatening her but she continued.
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