The rare humane side of our courts was witnessed [Photo: Shutterstock]

The rare humane side of our courts was witnessed last week when the court freed a youth with the rider “go learn the art of seduction from elders, young man”.

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Alex Musiko Munyasi had threatened to toss down his girlfriend from the second floor of a balcony following a relationship difference between them, a matter that made him stand in the dock. Police say a day before the incident of August 4, last year,

Munyasi had been stalking her separated lover [Photo: Shutterstock]

“Munyasi had been stalking her separated lover Lucy Mwende and when he found her at Pipeline Estate, Embakasi, he threatened to throw her down from the balcony.”

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At some point, the police say, it was reported that Munyasi stormed into Mwende’s house “grabbed, dragged her out accusing her of being a prostitute”.

The court papers say neighbours saved Mwende from Munyasi’s grip before alerting the police of the breech of the peace incident.

Munyasi stormed into Mwende’s house [Photo: Shutterstock]

But as the case dragged on and, after Munyasi had seen it all in the prison remand cells, he approached the State for a plea bargain that led the case to being dropped through Mwende’s petition.     

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Mwende asked the court to free his lover saying that he wanted to sort their love differences out of court.

The court considered Mwende’s prayer, but with a caution to the accused to “be a gentleman.”