Fashion store owner denies racial attack on his worker
The owner of a high-end boutique in Nakuru has denied beating up her employee. Mayesh Kumal, who owns Maya Emporium — a top fashion clothing store in the town — further denied using sexist and racial insults against Christine Kendi. Kumal was charged with assault and use of abusive language at the Nakuru court yesterday. The prosecution said Kumal attacked Kendi at his store in Nakuru's town centre on July 5.
He allegedly confronted Kendi because she had reported to work late. During the confrontation, he allegedly abused her using racial and sexually discriminative language. He then attacked her causing injuries on her face, the prosecution claimed. The woman was treated at the Rift Valley provincial general hospital after the attack.
Yesterday, chief magistrate Samuel Mungai released Mungai on a Sh100,000 bond with a surety of similar sum. The chief magistrate further gave him the option of a Sh50,000 bond. Kumal's lawyer Gatu Magana asked for copies of witness statements from the prosecution. The case will be heard on September 26.