Eldoret magistrate warns youth against assaulting their parents
“You are attracting curses by assaulting your parents because of family property,” an Eldoret magistrate has warned youths in Uasin Gishu.
While presiding over four cases where four men were charged with assaulting their parents on March 20, 2023, Eldoret Principal Magistrate Christine Menya decried increasing cases of young people assaulting their parents.
Ms Menya noted cases involving children assaulting their parents are on the increase in the court.
“What is happening in this region is children have no morals, they are attacking their parents because of family property. Let them know that they are attracting curses and they must stop,” Ms Menya said while sentencing a man who pleaded guilty of threatening to kill his 85-year-old disabled father.
Elijah Cheruiyot pleaded guilty to threatening to kill his 85-year-old dad for failing to give him a share of family land and blamed alcohol for his act.
“I have been threatening to kill and even assaulting my disabled father, I always threaten him while under the influence of alcohol. I kindly request this court to forgive me, I will never repeat the same act,” he told the magistrate.
The court heard that on March 17, 2023, at Chemunyules village in Moiben Sub County within Uasin Gishu without lawful excuse uttered words “Nitakua” to his father Barnabas Chebii meaning I am going to kill you.
He threatened to kill his father while telling him that he was too old to continue living.
“At your age, you do not deserve to be alive,” he told his disabled father.
He pleaded guilty and was slapped with a 12-month jail term.
In the same court, three young men were charged with threatening their parents in various places in Uasin Gishu County.
A week ago another man was jailed after he was found guilty of threatening to kill his mother.
Early last year a woman told an Eldoret court to jail his only son for her to enjoy peace since the son had been threatening to kill her so as to inherit family property.