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Kayole woman charged with threatening to bewitch love rival

A woman who allegedly threatened to bewitch and ‘transfer’ her boyfriend’s lover’s genitals to the head was charged with creating a disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace contrary to section 95 (1) (b) of the Penal Code.

Consolata Mueni Maingi is accused of uttering the words ‘nitakuronga nifanye sehenu yako ya siri ikuje kwa kichwa chako’ to the complainant at Kayole Junction in Njiru Sub County, Nairobi on May 31, 2023. The words are loosely translated to mean ‘I will bewitch you and transfer your genitals to your head’.

She is also said to have threatened to pour acid on the complainant on the same date.

Ms Maingi who works as a conductor for a public service vehicles (PSV) company confronted the complainant who is also a conductor with a similar company accusing her of having an affair with her boyfriend.

The accused person claimed she had returned from a witchdoctor in Tala in Machakos County and had witchcraft which could ‘transfer’ the complainant’s private parts to the head while holding the other woman’s picture.

Ms Maingi also threatened she could scald her with acid.

The complainant left the scene and proceeded to the Kayole police station where she made a report about the incident.

During investigations, police established that Ms Maingi had been charged with a similar offence in 2022 where she is accused of creating disturbance to the same complainant after throwing rubbish to her doorstep.

The earlier case is still pending at the Makadara Law Courts.

The court heard that those who witnessed the incident have recorded statements with the police and are listed as witnesses in the case against Ms Maingi.

Ms Maingi denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Irene Gichobi of Makadara Law Courts.

She was released on a bond of Sh20, 000 with a surety of a similar amount and an alternative cash bail of Sh10, 000.

The case will be mentioned on August 17, 2023, before trial starts on September 29, 2023.

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