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Hairdresser fined for beating up employer

A woman who assaulted her former employer after a fallout has been slapped with a Sh20,000 fine by a Kibera court.

In default, Evalyne Adhiambo will serve a five months jail term.

She was handed the penalties by senior principal magistrate Esther Bhoke after pleading guilty to assault charges.

She was found guilty of beating up Mary Wangui on December 4 at her salon.

Wangui had just fired Adhiambo from the business located along Gitanga road in Kileleshwa, Nairobi, and paid her salary of Sh14,390.

The court heard that Wangui suspended Adhiambo for allegedly being abusive to clients and deducted her salary for days she did not work.

She paid her and directed her to pack and leave but gave a book to sign which Adhiambo declined and continued packing her items to leave.

Wangui tried to stop her from packing until she signed but she declined, prompting her to call security.

But Adhiambo grabbed Wangui by her hair and wrestled her to the ground and started assaulting her before she was rescued by security guards.

The matter was reported at Kileleshwa police station and Wangui was treated at Mbagathi hospital.

In court, Adhiambo said the dispute arose after she declined to sign the document because she was not allowed to read what she was told to sign.