Eric Omondi secures release of sales lady jailed for shouting in Nairobi CBD
Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi has come to the aid of a female trader who was arrested and jailed for shouting in the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) while trying to call out customers to buy her goods.
Joyce Naserian was jailed for three months at the Lang'ata Women's Prison after failing to pay a Ksh.10,000 cash bail.
"I was working in town at Old Nation House, next to the fire station, and when I shouted to call a customer, city council officers came and arrested me and took me to Central Police Station," Ms. Naserian said during an interview with Inooro TV.
The comedian shared a snippet of the interview after it aired, appealing to anyone with information about Ms. Naserian to reach out to him.
Afterwards, he proceeded to visit the Lang’ata Women’s Prison where he oversaw Ms. Naserian’s release.
“We have released Joyce Naserian from Langata Women Prison. She was to spend 3 months in prison for a petty offence with a fine of only Ksh.10,000 she can now go back to her Children,” he wrote on Instagram.
The self-styled President of Comedy in Africa further noted that he had resolved to initiate the release of other petty offenders presently locked up in various prisons across the country.
“...as we were releasing our sister Joice from Langata Women Prison I realized there are so many petty offenders languishing in Jail...I am not talking about criminal cases am talking about hawkers, makangas, wamama wakufua and so forth. Some of their fines are as little as Ksh.500. We are going to do our best to get these people out and help them where we can,” he added.
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