Bomet law courts drama photo
Bomet law courts.

Drama witnessed at the Bomet law courts on Tuesday afternoon after police officers fired live bullets at a car in an attempt to stop a suspected impersonator from fleeing.

The man recognised as Benjamin Rono had arrived before Resident Magistrate Maureen Aduke as a lawyer to represent a client in a defilement case.

What began as a normal court session deteriorated into a fight between the security officers and the circus.

Rono sensed that the investigative officers handling the case were after him.

The shocking incident stopped all court processes left people running for safety after hearing the gunfire.

The case had come up for hearing with five witnesses having been lined up to testify.

When it was the turn for the man to take to the stage to express his client who was the accused in the case, the magistrate who had been well advised about the legitimacy of the fellow to practice law set the file aside.

He was also challenged by the court administrators to establish if he has the required credentials before being allowed to proceed with the case.

As he was being chased out of the administrative office he ran away and entered his car before speeding off forcing officers to shoot tyres to stop him.

He was later arrested and confined at the cells in the court before being transferred to Chebunyo police station where he is face charges of impersonation.

The move comes after the Law Society of Kenya(LSK) reported that there is an increase in the number of person conning members of the public while masquerading as lawyers.

“We want to ask our people to be careful and check first from the LSK website or in our office to confirm if the person they want to deal with as their lawyer is a genuine one so that they don’t lose money to impersonators,” Bomet county LSK chair Kadet Kiprono said.

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