A woman was arraigned in court for the charges of assault after slashing her husband’s hand and nose with a machete on New Year’s Eve.
The court heard that on 31st December last year at Sipili Trading Center, Esther Nyokabi was at her home in the evening and her husband Daniel Githura arrived late after a drinking spree. Nyokabi who was waiting for him started an argument.
Prosecutor Charles Mugambi said that Nyokabi and her husband were fighting over misuse of money that was set aside to buy clothes and good food for Christmas and New Year.
Her infuriated husband however tried beating her and in her defense she took a machete and slashed his nose and mouth. He was later rushed to Laikipia District Hospital where he was treated.
Resident magistrate Peter Muholi adjourned the court and ordered that Nyokabi be held at Nayahururu Women’s Prison till the next hearing to give the prosecutor time to further investigate the case and produce the weapon used during the incident.