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Man charged with threatening to stab mother

A man who reportedly planned to harm his mother has been charged with issuing death threats at the Kibera Law Courts.

Kennedy Njenga was charged with threatening to kill his mother namely Jane Waithera in Nairobi on February 16, 2022.

The court heard that without lawful excuse, Njenga uttered the words “nitakundunga kisu nikuue (I will stab you to death)” to the complainant while armed with a knife.

Waithera was at her home preparing lunch when her son started quarreling with her.

In the middle of the argument, he reportedly removed a knife from his pocket before threatening to kill her while advancing towards her.

Fearing for her life, she escaped into her neighbour’s house where she took cover as members of the public intervened.

Njenga knocked at the house where her mother was hiding while still allegedly swearing to kill her.

She rushed to Mutuini police station and made a report after Njenga was restrained by her neighbours and area bodaboda riders. Njenga was arrested but the knife was not recovered.

The suspect denied the charges before resident magistrate William Tullel.

He was released on a bond of Sh100,000 and an alternative cash bail of Sh50,000. The case will be mentioned on February 21.