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Bar waitress in court for allegedly assaulting and injuring her ex-lover

A woman who allegedly beat up and injured her ex-lover has been charged with assault and causing bodily injuries.

Mary Wanjiku, who appeared at the Makadara Law Courts, is facing charges of assaulting and injuring Kennedy Mwaniki at a bar in Githurai 44, Nairobi.

The accused reportedly committed the offence on September 16, 2022 jointly with another suspect who is yet to be arrested.

On the material day, Mr Mwaniki was enjoying his drinks at a bar where the accused works as a waitress.

The accused is reported to have greeted the complainant, but the latter ignored her. It is then that the accused grabbed a mob stick which she allegedly used to assault Mwaniki.

Mr Mwaniki reported the matter to the police where he was told to seek treatment first before investigations commenced. Ms Wanjiku was later arrested.

In court, the accused denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Mercy Malingu.

In mitigation, she said she dated the complainant ended the relationship when she discovered that he was a married man.

The accused was granted a cash bail of Sh10,000. The matter will be mentioned on November 1 before hearing starts on January 31, 2023.