A Kibera court has adjourned a case in which a businessman allegedly assaulted his ex-wife as she was going on with her work at a city lounge and grill. It is also alleged that he pulled off her wig after listening to yet another witness
Nicolas Kibiwot Kaimoi is facing the said charges before Kibera Senior principal magistrate Renee Kitagwa.
He is accused of beating up Bett Jepchumba, a quality assurance officer on May 1, 2021, at Adams Arcade area in Dagoretti Sub-county within Nairobi County.
During the trials, the accused person efforts to stop the press from covering his story backfired after the magistrate allowed the press to cover it.
” The last time my photo was taken in this court was so bad, I was all over the media and social media platforms, in some posts they described me as dangerous and barbaric,” he told the court urging the court to block the press from doing it’s works.
In responce the magistrate gave a go ahead for the coverage, saying that it was an open court.
In court, Betty has already testified in court and narrated the ordeal she passed through on the fateful day.
“I was at my lounge and grill with my employee finalizing the day’s sales when the accused person came alongside another person claiming that they had come to pay my debt of Sh2890.
“They then got inside the lounge and he told me that I was still his wife although we had separated for some months,” she told Kitagwa during the hearing of the case.
She told the court that the accused person held her hand, twisted it and assaulted her.
“He held my hand and twisted it. He punched me on my head and removed my wigs, he pushed me and I was hit by a table and he kicked me on my back,” she told the court.
In court, another witness narrated that she saw the accused person assaulting the complainant.
“At 2030, the accused person went to the said restaurant and found the complainant in the company of two other people, he confronted her and attacked her using blows on the face, pulled off her wigs, pushed her and she fell down,” she told the court.
Currently, the accused person is out on a bond of Sh50, 000 with an alternative cash bail of Sh20,000 with a credible contact person.
Kitagwa directed that the case proceeds on July 6 for a further hearing.