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Man in court after daughter was injured by lover

A man, aged 28, is facing charges of causing grievous harm contrary to section 234 of the Penal Code after his lover reportedly injured his two–year–old daughter.

MOO is accused of causing serious injuries to JA at Obama estate in Nairobi on diverse dates in August and November 2023 after taking the child from his former girlfriend.

The accused person had taken the child from his estranged wife to stay with her for three days but allegedly left Nairobi to his rural home where he was staying with his new girlfriend.

After 15 days, he called the minor’s mother and told her that the child had been injured on the leg but told her that she could only see the child after she fully recovered.

In November 2023, MOO called JA’s mother for a meeting at Kayole junction in Nairobi to receive the child and she got her while still with bandaged legs.

The child who is almost three years old was unable to walk due to injuries.

After two days, JA’s mother interrogated her and she said that she was living with her father and another woman who used to beat her, and the matter was reported to the police.

During investigations, the minor told the police that she was beaten by a woman she could identify and who was living with her father.

The woman suspected to be MOO’s accomplice has not been arrested.

MOO denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Gerald Mutiso of the Makadara Law Courts.

He was released on a bond of Sh100,000 without an option of a cash bail.

The case will be mentioned on December 7, 2023.

The child is listed as a witness in the case against her father, alongside her mother and a police officer who investigated the case.

A medical officer at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital where the minor was examined and treated is also listed as a witness against MOO.

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