Woman In Court For Assaulting Husband’s Female Employee

by Lawyer Wanz
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A female boss, Mercy Wambui Kamau has been accused of assaulting Esther Nguman Ngandu after she became uneasy with her and accused her of having an affair with her husband.

Mercy Wambui Kamau assaulted Esther Ngiman Ngandu on September 18 at about 7:00 pm in the evening along Kikuyu road in Riruta,” the court clerk said.

On the day of the incident, Ngandu and his male colleague were reportedly asked to stay behind after finishing their daily work with their boss – Wambui’s husband.

The assignment that their boss called them to do run to the late hours of the evening. This made the boss get concerned about their safety hence offering to give them a ride to their respective homes.

Following the boss’ offer, the duo made their way to the parking lot where the car was parked not knowing what awaited them.

Wambui was assaulting Ngandu by punching her in the face as she hauled insults on her accusing her of being a prostitute.

Following the incident, Ngandu reportedly gave up taking a ride on the vehicle and decided to go seek treatment at the nearest health facility. After the treatment, she was given a P3 form that she used to report the matter to the police.

Wangui was later arrested and was arraigned in court where she was charged with assault. She, however, denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of Ksh 10,000pending mention on October 25.

In other news, A woman who beat up her husband after he failed to pay rent has been found guilty of assault by a Makadara court.

Scholastica Akinyi Nyakech pleaded guilty to assaulting her husband Salim Obulo’s face with a glass bottle.

She committed the offense inside their rented house in Shauri Moyo estate, in Kamukunji sub-county,  Nairobi on February 22. Nyakech admitted the charges before principal magistrate Eva Kanyiri.

The court heard that Nyakech had demanded rent money from Ombulo but he said he did not have it.

She picked the bottle and hit him on the left cheek. Nyakech admitted the facts of the case as read out to her by prosecution counsel Joseph Mburugu.

She claimed that her husband had a habit of battering her and bringing women to the house.

In one of the instances, she claimed to have left the house for an errand at 4 am but after walking for a distance she felt it was too early and insecure and decided to return home only to find him with another woman.

She pleaded for leniency claiming she acted out of bouts of anger.

Kanyiri ordered for her social inquiry report to be tabled before her on Mach 5 before sentencing her.


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