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Man on suicide charge asks magistrate to employ him

By | December 2nd 2009

There was drama in a Mombasa court when a man said he attempted to commit suicide because he was jobless.

Lucas Okomo attempted to kill himself by jumping into the Indian Ocean on November 17, at Mueza creek in Mtongwe.He requested Senior Principal Magistrate Lilian Mutende to employ him.

"I ask the court for forgiveness. I did it because I am jobless," said Okomo.
Mutende put him on probation for one week so that details about his life could be availed to the court.

"I am not going to the cells, they have put me there for long and have mistreated me," he protested as police forced him into the cells.
"I will only listen to the magistrate, please don’t push me. Why are you forcing me to go inside the cells?" posed Okomo.

The prosecutor asked the court to adjourn for 10 minutes so that he could bring order. It took five officers to carry him shoulder high to the court cells.
The case will be mentioned on November 30.


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