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‘Reconcile with your spouse, July is coming,’ magistrate tells man who broke wife’s bed

A man who allegedly broke his ex-girlfriend’s Sh6,000 bed into pieces at her house in Githurai estate in Nairobi after they broke up has been charged with malicious damage of property contrary to section 339 (1) of the penal code.

At the Makadara Law courts, Daniel Omwaka was charged with willfully damaging the wooden bed belonging to Casty Mukami on May 24, 2023.

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On that day, Ms Mukami was at her house with relatives when Mr Omwaka, who had left the house several days earlier, returned and allegedly grabbed a knife and threatened to stab her.

The accused person later dropped the knife and took a hammer which he allegedly used to destroy the bed then disappeared. Ms Mukami reported the matter to the police. The accused person returned to the house the following day when he was arrested.

He denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Hellen Okwani and said the complainant is his wife.

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Ms Okwani released the suspect on a cash bail of Sh5,000 and told him to reconcile with his wife telling him “July is coming”.

The case will be mentioned on August 21, 2023 before hearing starts on November 15, 2023.

The prosecution has listed three witnesses to testify in the case, including Ms Mukami, her relative and a police officer who investigated the case.

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