Saturday, October 31

Kenyan man gets RM1,500 fine for drink driving


KUCHING: A Kenyan man was yesterday fined RM1,500, in default three months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to a drink driving charge in the magistrates’ court.

Willis Odhiambo Obunga, 21, admitted he was drunk while driving along Jalan Tun Jugah at about 7am on Nov 30 two years ago.

He was convicted under Section 45A(1) of the Road Transport Act (Act) 1987.

The section provides for a maximum fine of RM6,000 or jail not less than 12 months or both.

He settled the fine.

Willis was not represented while Inspector Rogis Baker prosecuted.

In another courtroom, a 34-year-old forklift driver pleaded guilty to possessing dangerous weapon and causing damage to the property of a person.

Jiron Sawal appeared before magistrate Syafiza Abdul Razak Tready who convicted him under Section 427 of the Penal Code for causing mischief.

He was also convicted under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive, Explosive Substances and Dangerous Weapon Act 1958 for having a 13-inch machete in a public place. Syafiza reserved today for the sentencing.

Jiron committed the offence in a house at Jalan Mendu at about 3pm last Oct 24. That day, the com-plainant found a man, who was known to him, standing outside his house.

The man was cutting a small tree and he broke a lamp in the complainant’s porch. After the com-plainant lodged a police report, the man was arrested on the same day.

Inspector Mathafiz Matlawi prosecuted while Jiron was not represented.