A suspect surprised a city court after he tried to rape a woman sitting next to him.
The suspect was in court for allegedly defiling a child in April. Simon Ngozi 21, allegedly wrestled an elderly woman who was sitting next to him to the ground, attempting to rape her inside Makadara Law Courts.
It took the intervention of a group of prisons officers and the public to restrain Ngozi.
The court proceedings were halted for a while as the officers whisked Ngozi to the cells.
“I was seated next to him, at first, he touched my handbag, and I moved it away from him thinking he was a thief. He shamelessly moved his hand around my abdomen before lifting my dress, and pushing me to the floor,” the woman told officers outside the court.
According to court records seen by The Nairobian, Ngozi was arrested in April and charged in the same court for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl in Umoja Estate.
Ngozi’s sister who was in court, pleaded with the woman to forgive his brother. She claimed her brother was in such circumstances after his girlfriend left him following the defilement charge.