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German man, 76, jailed for resisting arrest, insulting prosecutor

German national, Gerald Lambertus, in a Kwale Court, which jailed him without an option of a fine for resisting arrest and fingerprinting./KNA
German national, Gerald Lambertus, in a Kwale Court, which jailed him without an option of a fine for resisting arrest and fingerprinting./KNA

A 76-year-old German national accused of illegal possession of a firearm in Kwale has been jailed for 42 days without an option of a fine for a separate charge of resisting arrest and fingerprinting.

Gerald Lambertus committed the offense on Monday during the hearing of the firearms case.

The accused went berserk paralysing court activities leading to his arrest.

Lambertus

was slapped with the fresh charges and pleaded guilty but denied one in which he is accused of insulting a State Counsel by labelling her a prostitute.

He had burst into a fit of anger directed at the prosecutor whom he shouted at in the Swahili language calling her ‘Malaya” (prostitute).

The prosecutor was leading proceedings in the firearm case when Lambertus suddenly started shouting and insulting her in the presence of Senior Resident Magistrate Patrick Wambugu.

He

has been out on a cash bail of Sh100, 000.

The foreigner is charged that on February 7, 2016, at Mangro Park 3 Neptune at Diani Beach area was found in illegal possession of a pistol without a firearm certificate.