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Remandee refuses to get off prison van demanding tea – PHOTOS

There was drama at a Kitale court on Tuesday morning after one of the remandees brought to attend a session refused to alight from a prison vehicle as he demanded he be served tea first.

All was well as the lorry that was full of remandees parked in the court’s compound and one by one was dropped and ushered into the cells until the turn of the man, identified only as Stephen, who instead of alighting rushed to the top of the vehicle.

He began shouting saying he needed some tea before he could get into the cell.

“Mimi sitoki hapa hadi nipewe chai (I will not get out of here until I get a cup of tea,” he roared in Kiswahili.

PHOTO | GERALD BWISA
PHOTO | GERALD BWISA

Stunned, the prison wardens regrouped and agreed to send one of them to forcefully bring him down.

But Stephen, who was clad in a stripped polo shirt and ragged jeans, was not done with his theatrics.

He jumped from one side to another on top of the lorry as the officer struggled to catch him.

The game ended, however, as he was finally caught and brought down.

PHOTO | GERALD BWISA
PHOTO | GERALD BWISA

He did not get any tea and was warned of dire consequences if he did the same again as he was rushed into the cell.

He has been charged with stealing maize produce in Cherangany and he had been brought along side others for mention of the case.