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Man who insulted neighbour jailed for six months

A 27-year-old man was on Wednesday sentenced to six months in jail or pay a fine of Sh5,000 for insulting his neighbour at Kithungururu village in Embu.

Appearing before Embu Senior Resident Magistrate Jean Ndengeri, the accused Joshua Njiru Njeru pleaded guilty to calling his neighbour “matako (buttocks)”.

According to court documents, Njeru on the afternoon of February 24, 2020, created a disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by shouting abusive words and threatening to harm Lucy Wanjovi Gachingi.

Lucy had gone to return a rod she had borrowed from the accused and it is then that he started insulting her.

The court also heard that the accused hurled unprintable insults at Lucy before she left his homestead.

Lucy reported the matter to Manyatta Police station after the accused followed her to her homestead and continued insulting her while threatening to harm her.

In his defence, Njiru told the court that on the material day, he was drunk and that he was remorseful for his actions.

He asked the Magistrate for leniency in her judgment.