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Woman in court for burning husband using hot water after he got home late


A woman has been charged in court for burning her husband’s face and chest using hot water for arriving home late.

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 Peter Kariuki causing bodily harm to him.

According to a police cover report seen by K24 Digital, when the husband knocked on the door at around 9 pm on the 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

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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