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Prominent lawyer Danstan Omari to represent woman scalded by boyfriend

By Nyaboga Kiage September 26th, 2023 2 min read

Nairobi-based lawyer Danstan Omari, has taken up the case of Ms Mercy Momanyi, 20, a woman whose boyfriend Sheldon Ombongi allegedly scalded her with hot water,

Ms Momanyi was on August 23, 2023, allegedly burnt using hot water following a heated argument at the home of her boyfriend in Mosocho, Kisii County.

In the process of pouring the hot water on the girlfriend, the mother Ms Penina Atemba was also injured.

“We shall ensure that we get justice on this whole saga, the suspect must be arrested and if he is out of the country they bring him back,” Mr Omari told Nairobi News.

After the incident, Mr Okerosi went missing, informing some friends that he had returned to the United States.

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Ms Momanyi was then rushed to a local hospital within Kisii County alongside Ms Atemba before the latter was moved to Oasis Hospital.

Speaking exclusively to Nairobi News in an earlier interview Ms Momanyi said that their relationship took a dark turn when she discovered suspicious messages on Mr Okerosi’s phone. Confronted with her questions, he allegedly turned violent.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Ms Momanyi disclosed that Mr Okerosi had gone silent after the incident, leaving her to shoulder the burden of her hospital bills.

Friends and relatives, speaking on condition of anonymity, disclosed that the couple had met two years ago when Ms Momanyi was studying Human Resource Management at a tertiary institution in Nyeri County.

Initially, Mr Okerosi was known for his calm and humble demeanor, and former schoolmates expressed disbelief over his alleged actions.

One friend remarked, “He was calm and always silent; I can’t believe my former high schoolmate could do such a thing.”

A few months into their relationship, Mr Okerosi won a green card and relocated to the United States.

He persuaded Ms Momanyi to leave Nyeri and join him in a rented house in Syokimau, Nairobi County.

“He even promised that he would ensure that she joins a better learning institution and take a different course of her choice. He had promised to sponsor her education, but this never happened,” a close family member of Ms Momanyi told this reporter.