Couple’s fight over phone || A Kenyan woman who stabbed her husband to the chest in a cell phone battle pleaded guilty to charges of causing serious harm and claimed to have acted in self-defence.
Mary Nduta Ndembu was charged with causing serious injury to Solomon Njoroge Maingi at their home in Nairobi on 19 July.
She admitted the charges before senior resident magistrate David Ndungi of the Milimani Law Courts and said that they were fighting and that she was getting overwhelmed.
The claimant is still admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital, where he was rushed after the accident, with a gaping wound on his arm.
Maingi had returned home after two weeks, and Ndembu protested that he had given her less money than she had received from her previous husband.
The victim realized that she had been in touch with her ex-husband on Facebook and had reached out for the phone, but Ndebu was going to do it and a fight ensued.
She was said to have gone to the kitchen where she took the knife and reportedly stabbed it on the chest and moved it to the wall while holding the knife slightly below her head.
Maingi was saved by a neighbor who with his wife took the knife out of his abdomen.
The police seized a knife and a blood-stained nightdress from their bedroom where the battle had taken place.
Ndembu told Ndungi that she had a child, but from her previous marriage.
Ndungi released her with a cash bail of Sh100,000 and an alternative bond of Sh200,000 with a defense of the same amount.
The case will be referred to on 4 August for pre-trial and set hearing times.
Couple’s fight over phone