January 12, 2023
A man who had been charged in a Mombasa law court left the room after complimenting the magistrate, leaving everyone in stitches.
Stealing was the offence for which Wycliffe Mungo was accused. According to the police investigation, he allegedly took a Ksh45,000 HP laptop along with academic transcripts, a degree certificate, a KCB ATM card, and other items on December 1, 2022.
But while he was defending himself in court, he started by inquiring about the whereabouts of his suit from Mombasa chief magistrate Vincent Adet.
“Your honour first of all good afternoon and secondly allow me to compliment you for being so handsome. Your black suit seems to be from Nairobi and yourself l believe you are from there too.
“You appear smart and handsome. I trust you are from Nairobi. Those from Nairobi look like you. Your black suit and tie must be expensive.”
He further caused more laughter by informing the court that there was no way charges of stealing would have been levelled against him since the complainant was his girlfriend.
To prove that the lady was indeed his girlfriend, he urged the Judge to ask her why she left her panties in his house.
“The complainant in this matter is my girlfriend. The items were found in my possession since we used to live together and we have been dating since we were in the university.
“Infact when the police came into my house l informed them they should take her clothes and shoes to court.
“I have seen how you conduct your proceedings. Ask them why they left the inner pants in my house. This is part of the evidence that should be used to acquit me.”
The matter will be mentioned on January 31 for pretrial purposes.