A middle aged man from Kibera on Thursday pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife for reportedly serving him excess sukuma wiki as well as cursing his generation.
Appearing before Kibera Senior Principal Magistrate Derrick Kuto, the man identified as Collins Mudaida accepted that he had slapped Mercy Kegehi twice for cursing him and his generation.
” She removed her clothes, then held my child on her laps and told me that I would never get any woman pregnant again. She also sat naked on my table and bed cursing my entire generation, which is against the Luhya culture,”
The prosecution argued that the aggression from Mr Mudaida started when his wife confronted him over his suspected relationship with another woman. The prosecution told the court that trouble further brewed when the accused arrived home and was served with sukuma wiki which he threw away in protest.
” He came home late and the complainant gave him food. He complained of being served too much sukuma wiki and the wife responded by questioning him if he had bought any food for the family,” Court prosecutor Nancy Kerubo said.
The magistrate ordered the suspect to be held in custody awaiting mention on Friday, April 23 when the court shall read its sentencing.