An American national accused of assaulting a police officer was on Friday arraigned in a Nairobi court.
Zarnoch Stanley Theodore appeared before senior principal magistrate Charles Mwaniki of Kibera law courts, where he was charged with assault and causing actual bodily harm.
The charge sheet read that the accused committed the said offenses on June 2nd at the entrance to the International Organization for Immigration in Gigiri, Nairobi.
The foreigner is said to have assaulted police constable Kamau Muthoni, who suffered injuries on his face, left leg, and left arm.
The accused person had accompanied his African partner who had an appointment at the organization.
An altercation ensued after he was blocked from accompanying his partner into the offices, leading to the assault.
Theodore pleaded not guilty to the charges and asked for lenient bond terms, saying he is not a flight risk.
Through his lawyer, the accused person told the court that he was the one who was assaulted by the officer.
The magistrate directed that the matter be scheduled for June 16th for a bond ruling.