A Mombasa man accused of sodomising a three-year-old boy yesterday turned violent in court and attempted to attack the magistrate. Ismael Mustafa, for the second time, turned violent and attempted to attack Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti, prompting her to run out of the court. He had previously, in early September 2020, charged towards the magistrate while she was busy writing down proceedings. The shaken magistrate scampered for safety, leaving her shoes behind. “Cuff him, this is the second time he is turning violent and attempting to attack me,” said Ms Nyaloti.
Court orderlies wrestled the man down and handcuffed him before marching him out of the courts. It is alleged that on February 16, 2019, at Bangladesh area in Jomvu, Mustafa sodomised a child. The accused denied the charges and was released on a Sh200,000 bond with a similar surety. According to police records, Mustafa had previously been charged with sodomising another minor and was sentenced before later being acquitted by High Court upon appeal.