ALLOWED TO WITHDRAW CASE

Woman forgives husband for assault over Sh500

Kibera senior principal magistrate allowed the case to be withdrawn

In Summary

• The prosecution did not oppose the request to withdraw the case.

• Accused pleaded guilty even after the magistrate warned him he faced a lengthy jail term.

Silas Kimani in a Kibera court.. He admitted beating his wife over Sh500.
GUILTY AS CHARGED: Silas Kimani in a Kibera court.. He admitted beating his wife over Sh500.
Image: CLAUSE MASIKA

A man who beat his wife over Sh500 told a Kibera court that his spouse had forgiven him and appealed for the case to be withdrawn.

Silas Kimani admitted assaulting Hannah Nyokabi contrary to the Penal Code. 

Kibera senior resident magistrate Renee Kitagwa cautioned the 32-year-old casual labourer to consider the decision carefully as he faced a lengthy jail term for pleading guilty.

"The offence before you is serious, hence you should think twice," Kitagwa advised him.

But Kimani maintained he assaulted the wife on August 30 in Dagoretti.

He told court that he had been forgiven by his wife and that she was ready to withdraw the case.

The prosecution did not oppose the application and the magistrate subsequently set the man free.