Woman Arraigned in Court After Burning Husband With Hot Water

by Lawyer Wanz
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Esther Wanjiku Githae is alleged that on July 5, 2021, at around 2100hrs at Kagira area within Dagoreti sub-county in Nairobi County unlawfully assaulted her husband Peter Kariuki causing bodily harm to him by burning him using hot water after he came home late.

According to a police cover report, when the husband knocked on the door at around 9 pm on a fateful day, his wife immediately splashed hot water on his face and chest upon opening the door.

With pain, the complainant was forced to move to his neighbour’s house where he spent the night.

The next morning, the complainant reported the incident at Matini Police Post and proceeded to Riruta Health Centre where he was treated and discharged.

On July 7, 2021, members of the public contacted the OCS Kabete on suspicion that the woman would flee the area. The OCS then sent police officers who arrested the accused from her house.

She appeared before Kibera Senior Principal Magistrate Monica Maroro and pleaded not guilty and was released on ksh10, 000 cash bail.

“I have considered the fact that the accused has denied the offence, and the prosecution has not objected to the release of the suspect on bail. I, therefore, grant her a cash bail of ksh10,000 with an alternative bond of ksh20,000, ”  Magistrate Monica Mararo ruled.


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