Ann Njogu in court over father’s assault
Civil society activist Ann Njogu and her son have appeared before a Nakuru court facing charges of assaulting her elderly father. Njogu and her son, a form four student, have however not pleaded to the charges against them after they raised objections before court accusing police of not carrying out investigations into the incident.
The activist presented herself before court after a warrant of arrest was issued against her and her son on April 30 by senior principal magistrate Loice Komingoi. She is accused that on December 29, 2011 at Tumaini farm in Milangine in Central province, she assaulted Peter Njuguna Njoroge causing him actual bodily harm.
According to the elderly man, his daughter and grandchild attacked him during an argument over the construction of a new toilet within the family's farm in Milangine. Njuguna alleges that there has been bad blood between him and his children following his estrangement from their mother.
When the case came up for plea, Njogu raised objections prompting the court to set a date on whether the two should plead to the charges. Amongst her objections was the fact that her son is still under 18 years of age. On Friday, the case was adjourned until July 12 as the magistrate hearing the case was said to be away on official duty.