A street boy who picks up trash in and out of Westland on Monday surprised a Kibera court with his British accent as he walked along the highway to defend himself.
Griffin Nyongesa asked Judge Jacqueline Ojwang why he did not send her to prison for a crime she had committed.
He spoke after pleading guilty to possessing 24 rolls of cannabis worth 1,200 shillings.
According to the indictment, Nyongesa committed the offense on June 9 along Chiromo Lane in Westlands in Nairobi County.
Prosecutor Brenda Maiyo told the court the suspect was arrested after officers of their regular patrol saw him and discovered he appeared to be suspicious.
They arrested him and found him with the marijuana worth 1,200 shillings.
In his downfall, the handsome academic man said he was a family man and had only 1,000 shillings between him and poverty.
“As you can see here your honor I have only 1,000 shillings between me and poverty please forgive me,” he told the Magistrate.
It was how he expressed his words in a British accent that shocked the whole court as many street families are generally considered to be illiterate.
He also told the court that he had been living on the streets for more than 16 years and smoked marijuana while picking up trash.
“I smoke marijuana so I can pick up trash without stress,” he added.
The judge ordered the case to be heard on June 22 and ordered that a report confirming the case be submitted to the court.