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Man in court for threatening to chop his mother into small pieces

A 24-year-old man who allegedly threatened to chop his mother into small pieces before evicting her from her house has been charged with threatening to kill contrary to section 223 (1) of the penal code.

Ethan Chege, who appeared before the Makadara Law Courts, is accused of issuing death threats to Anastacia Ndunge at her house in Ruai within Njiru Sub County in Nairobi on March 6, 2023.

The court heard that on the said date, Mr Chege uttered the words “nitakukatakata kama mboga (I will chop you like vegetable)” to his mother, words the police and prosecution believe were death threats to the complainant.

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Mr Chege was also charged with creating a disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace contrary to section 95 (1) of the penal code where he is accused of chasing Ms Ndunge from her home on the same date.

He is also facing charges of being in possession of narcotics contrary to section 3 (1) of the narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances control Act of 1994 after he was allegedly found with bhang worth Sh4,900 at the time of his arrest on March 24, 2023.

The accused person is alleged to have returned home and found his mother together with other relatives and warned them that he did not want to see anyone in the house he before left the house.

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Ms Ndunge fled the house and sought refuge at her neighbour’s house before reporting the matter to the police where she recorded a statement over the incident. She rented a house elsewhere fearing that her son could attack her.

The suspect was later traced and arrested. Police investigations established that Mr Chege was last year charged with threatening to kill his mother and creating a disturbance to her.

The accused person denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Agnes Mwangi and freed on a bond of Sh200,000. The case will be mentioned on April 25, 2023 before hearing starts on September 20, 2023.

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