A US Marine officer was on Wednesday arraigned in a Nairobi court over allegations that he had threatened and insulted traffic officers manning Jogoo Road on February 25th, reports the Standard.

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Kennedy Okemwa, 41, whose original home was Nyamira before moving to US, is accused of undermining the traffic cops on the said date after he was instructed to fasten his seat belt.

According to the officers, Okemwa was dragged to Makongeni Police Station where he was locked after repeatedly insulting the cops who had tried to lecture him about the traffic rules.

At the station, a report says, Okemwa threatened to beat the officers, causing anxiety and panic within the station for several hours.

Mr Okemwa moved to the US and gained citizenship. He works with the Marine corps, the most dangerous outfit of the US Army which is credited for several victories in wars.

He was released on Sh20,000 cash bail on Wednesday and will be back to court on July 2nd to respond to the charges. It's however unclear what would happen if he's convicted.

Incidentally, Okemwa's case comes at a time three KDF officers reportedly stormed Lang'ata Police Station to rescue one of their colleague who had been arrested for assaulting police officers.

The there are said to have been handed over to the military where they are supposed to face disciplinary actions.