Hawker who was unable to settle Java bill freed

By Vincent Kejitan | Wednesday, Dec 18th 2019 at 14:25
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Michael Masinza Ambatsa, a hawker in Nairobi who was unable to settle a Sh1310 at a Java outlet, has been freed by the court.

According to documents seen by Ureport, the suspect was accused of failing to pay after ordering chips, chicken and a litre of juice.

The incident happened at Java Kimathi Street on December 16, 2019.

Ambatsa pleaded guilty and told the court that he regretted his actions.

“I admit that I made a stupid mistake ordering a meal and drink that I wasn’t in a position to pay for,” he said.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, however, released him and even joked that probably the accused had vowed to enjoy a meal at Java in his lifetime.

“Ambatsa, yaani uliamua lazima ukule Java kabla ufe,” the magistrate posed as the courtroom burst into laughter.

He was later freed and warned against engaging in similar behavior in future.

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