Dumping on democracy: Kenyan man arrested for defecating on Assembly Seats

Arthur Greene

A man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into the Laikipia County Assembly premises and defecating on their seats.

Morris Mwenda from the town of Nanyuki in central Kenya allegedly broke into the Assembly on two separate occasions last week and relieved himself on multiple chairs, according to the Kenyan publication, The Standard.

After breaking into the building, 34-year-old Mwenda was also alleged to have broken a computer keyboard.

Media reports do not detail how these objects were destroyed.

According to a local police commander, John Tarus, Mwenda was arrested on Tuesday morning on the premises of the Assembly.

He was taken into custody after he turned up demanding to speak to the County Assembly Speaker, Patrick Waigwa.

“Police positively identified him after his face was caught on CCTV cameras, when he broke into the Assembly on Tuesday and Thursday last week,” Tarus told The Standard.

Tarus also told the publication that this was not the only run-in that Mwenda had had with the police last week.

“The same person, I understand, had last Sunday filed a report at the Nanyuki post claiming a commercial sex worker stole his phone after he failed to pay her Sh2,000 [R265] that they had agreed on,” he said.

Mwenda is currently being held in custody and is set to be charged with burglary.