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Man charged with attempting to beat up mother

By Joseph Ndunda January 28th, 2022 1 min read

A man who reported to have chased after his mother while armed with a piece of wood has been charged with creating a disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.

Anderson Kogi Njeri is accused of threatening to beat up his mother Susan Njeri Njoki with a piece of wood on January 21, 2021 at Kirigu market in Dangretti, Nairobi.

The suspect had returned home at about 6pm and found his mother preparing dinner.

He is reported to have confronted  and started hurling insults at her claiming he owns the home his mother calls hers. He also threatened to torch the house.

In the middle of confrontation, he is said to have started advancing towards his mother threatening to hit her with the piece of wood.

She raised an alarm as she escaped and reported the matter to Mutuini police station. The suspect left the scene after his mother escaped. He was later traced and arrested.

The suspect denied the charges before senior resident magistrate Renee Kitangwa of Kibera law courts. He was released on a cash bail of Sh10,000. The case will be mentioned on February 9.