Woman who eloped with KDF soldier in court for allegedly threatening to kill husband


Woman who eloped with KDF soldier in court for allegedly threatening to kill husband
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A woman was on Monday arraigned at a Malindi court to face charges of threatening to kill her husband.

Ann Githinji Wambui was charged alongside a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier James Wachira. They however denied the charges.

The woman is alleged to have left her husband Joseph Kiragu Muchai’s home in November last year and eloped with Wachira who is now her lover.

Chief Magistrate William Chepseba heard that on diverse dates between November 17 and 26, 2018 in Barani, jointly without lawful excuse said:

“Wathie nambere kurumiririra mutumia uyu ringi, tugukuhihinya heke icio ciaku kana tokuohe maica, ni either utigane nake kana ukue tuku make sure nitwakunina biu, na ninjuui kuria uikaraga, na ngari iria uthiaga nayo na nyumba yaku ya Thika’ loosely translating into (If you continue following up on this woman any further we will castrate you or have you jailed for life. It is either you leave her alone or die. We will make sure we finish you completely, we know where you stay and the vehicle you drive and your house at Thika).”

Ann was also charged with stealing Ksh. 712,000 from Muchai on November 26, 2018 as well as cruelty and neglect of a child.

She is accused of abandoning her three children on November 26, 2018 at her husband’s home.

“Being the mother of (Maryann Wanjiru 9 years, Fidelis Wahu 7 years and Winrose Njeri four years) wilfully abandoned the said children by prohibiting them from motherly parental care and other basic necessities an act that caused suffering and psychological torture to them,” read the charge.

The two were released on Ksh. 300,000 bond each with surety without an alternative of cash bail.

The case will be mentioned on September 16, 2019 and the hearing on December 11, 2019.

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