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Man in Embu jailed for verbally abusing neighbour

By Fay Ngina | March 5th 2020

A man in Kithungururu village, Embu County, has been sentenced for six months in jail after he pleaded guilty to insulting his neighbour.

According to Citizen, 27-year-old Joshua Njiru Njeru appearing before Embu Senior Resident Magistrate Jean Ndengeri, admitted to calling his neighbour matako (buttocks) and other unprintable words.

Reporting the matter to the Manyatta police station, Lucy Wanjovi Gachingi accused the suspect of abusing and threatening to harm her.

Wanjovi told the court that she had gone to return a borrowed rod from the suspect, and that is when Njiru starting insulting her.

She adds that the accused followed her home and threaten to harm her, and thus, she resulted in going to the police.

Njiru, however, told the court that he was drunk when he caused the disturbance on February 24, adding that he regrets his actions. 

He pleaded for leniency with the court but, he was handed six months in jail or Sh5,000 bail. 

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