Thursday, July 18, 2019- A middle aged man has been arraigned in a Nairobi court for insulting his girlfriend after she refused to lend him a mobile phone to place a bet.
The suspect identified as Antony Kimani, reportedly described his girlfriend Christine Njoki as a ‘slaying dog roaming in the Nairobi CBD’.
Appearing before Kibera Senior resident Magistrate Esther Boke, Kimani pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The court heard that Kimani, on July 8 in Riruta in Kawangware, Nairobi County, insulted Ms Njoki embarrassing her in front of his friends.
Kimani then took her phone and tried to escape before the people around arrested and escorted him to the police station.
However, the accused said he was drunk and just wanted the complainant to give him a phone so that he places a bet.
He stated Njoki had been ‘playing hide and seek’ with him daily by promising to give him the phone but she never did.
He claimed that he wanted to place a bet and send his mother some money but Njoki ‘prevented’ him.
The magistrate released him on a bond of Sh 50,000 or a cash bail of Sh 10,000 and the matter will be mentioned on August 29 and be heard on October 3.
This comes when the government is reigning in on betting firms in the country with over 27 companies facing closure.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.