In an interesting case of love-gone-sour, a 66-year old University of Nairobi lecturer was today arraigned in court for assaulting and causing bodily harm to his girlfriend.
James Mweri Kahunyo was accused of injuring Mariam Wanjiku Kamau at his house in the University’s staff quarters of Mamlaka Apartment on October 2, 2020.
The dispute is reported to have been sparked by a failure to close the windows of the house.
Hell broke loose after the two lovebirds returned in the don’s car to the house after a day’s treat at a restaurant along Nairobi’s Waiyaki Way.
On reaching the house, the lady wanted the house windows closed, a thing that did not go down well with Mr. Kahunyo who insisted it remains opened prompting her to want to leave in the night.
A scuffle then ensued between them with Mr. Kihunyo allegedly kicking her in the ribs, and thereafter dragging her back to the house, confiscated her phone, and twisted her leg.
Appearing before the Kibera law-courts, Wanjiku narrated how she had called a neighbor to inform her that she was being beaten up, but the suspect later confiscated her phone.
She was then locked in the bedroom overnight with the sustained injuries without a phone only to be let out the next day.
The Don then let her pack her belongings on her way to a city hospital where she, later on, snatched her phone from him enabling him to text her sister.
While still under treatment at the hospital, she managed to summon help from the sister through their contact who later visited her in the hospital, with Kahunyo later giving back her phone.
The suspect denied the charges before the Kibera chief Magistrate Joyce Gandani and was released on a Sh300’000 bond or an alternative of 50’000 cash bail, with the case pushed for a pre-trial on Dec 8.