Man in court for threatening to kill his girlfriend
A 29-year-old bar manager who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and threatened to kill her after he found her with another man at a bar where she works has been charged with assault and issuing death threats.
Loveking Mwangi Irungu is accused of threatening to kill contrary to section 223 (1) of the Penal Code.
He allegedly uttered the words “Huyu nitaua (I will kill this one),” a threat he directed at Joan Wanjiku on August 22, 2023 in Roysambu, Nairobi.
He is also accused of assaulting and inflicting bodily harm on the complainant contrary to section 251 of the Penal Code.
On that day, the complainant was at the bar where she works around 11pm when her boyfriend of four years arrived and found her talking with another man.
The accused allegedly assaulted her while demanding to know why she was chatting with another man.
It is then that Mr Irungu is alleged to have uttered the words “huyu nitaua.” The accused is also allegedly to have claimed that he has money to pay her people after killing her.
Ms Wanjiku was rescued by security guards at the bar and Mr Irungu disappeared after he was thrown out while the complainant went on with her work until later into the night.
After completing her shift as she was about to take a boda boda home, the accused person arrived at the venue and allegedly assaulted her using a blunt object before members of the public intervened.
Ms Wanjiku reported the matter to the police and later sought treatment. Mr Irungu was thereafter traced and arrested by the police.
The accused denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi of the Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi.
He told the court that he was in the process of settling the matter out of court with the complainant.
But prosecution counsel Moraa Rongito told the court that she needs to speak to the complainant first owing to the seriousness of the matter.
Mr Irungu was granted a cash bail of Sh80,000 with the case set for mentioning on September 5, 2023.