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Mombasa man charged for carrying alcoholic drink in plastic bottle


Jan 9, 2023
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An elderly man has been charged before a Shanzu court for the offence of carrying an alcoholic drink in a plastic bottle.

Gabrial Kililo was arraigned before Shanzu Senior Resident Magistrate David Odhiambo and pleaded guilty to charges of packing alcoholic drink in a plastic container contrary to section 31(2)b as read with section 31(3) of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act number 4 of 2016.

Kililo in his mitigation told the court that he was not aware that it was an offence to use plastic bottles to ferry or store alcoholic drinks.

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Pleads for forgiveness

He pleaded with the court for forgiveness.

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The court heard that on January 6 this year at Mwembe Legeza area in Kisauni Sub-county within Mombasa county, the accused was found in possession of a litre of chang’aa which was packed in a plastic bottle which does not conform to the regulation of alcoholic drinks.

The court ordered Kililo to pay a fine of Ksh4,000 or serve a seven-day jail term in default.

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