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Nairobi scrap metal dealer pleads guilty to insulting his mother

A 32-year-old man who hurled profanities at her mother is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of creating a disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.

James Njenga, a scrap metal dealer, admitted that he hurled unprintable words at his mother Jane Wanjiru at her home in Kabiria, Nairobi on August 22, contrary to Section 95 of the penal code.

Ms Wanjiru was in her house when she heard a loud bang on the door. She sent a child to check what was happening and the minor found Mr Njenga knocking on the door.

Mr Njenga ordered the child out, locked the door from the outside and continued banging it. He then started hurling  insults at his mother.

The complainant called her other sons who intervened, but Njenga threatened to attack them. With the help of neighbours, they subdued the suspect and took him to Riruta Police Station.

The accused admitted the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Renee Kitangwa at the Kibera Law Courts.  The case will be mentioned on August 29, 2022 when the accused will be sentenced.