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Woman who stabbed ‘ex-lover’ pleads guilty to assault charges

By Joseph Ndunda January 31st, 2023 2 min read

A woman who stabbed a man she claims is her ex-lover with a kitchen knife during a fight has pleaded guilty to charges of assault and causing bodily harm.

Ms Catherine Mweni Mbatha admitted at the Makadara Law Courts that she assaulted Alphonce Munyoki in Tassia estate on January 29, 2023.

The incident happened shortly after Mr Munyoki had separated a fight between Ms Mbatha and another man.

He had returned to his house but after a short while he went back to the scene of the fight outside a building where he resides to collect his slippers.

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It is then that Ms Mbatha attacked him and stabbed him with a knife on the neck.

She attempted to stab him again but he got hold of the knife and in the process got cut on the hand.

Mr Munyoki was rescued by members of the public who subdued Ms Mbatha.

The assailant was taken to Tassia Police Post where was detained while Mr Munyoki sought medication.

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The accused admitted the assault charges before Principal Magistrate Hellen Okwani and claimed that she had been in a relationship with Mr Munyoki for eight years before they broke up.

She further claimed that she was taking her child to hospital when she met the complainant who lured her to his house promising to give her money for the child’s medication.

Ms Mbatha told the court that difference between them then led to a fight inside Mr Munyoki’s house when he was cut by a piece of metal.

The accused was remanded in custody until February 16, 2023 awaiting facts of the case and possible sentencing.

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