Woman remanded for unlawfully assaulting another woman who she accused of snatching her husband in Kenya


A 22-year-old woman has been remanded in prison by a court in Kenya on Thursday, January 7, for allegedly assaulting a fellow woman who she accused of snatching her husband.

The woman with photo below, identified as “Lucy Nyanchera Ombuka” admits to willfully and unlawfully assaulting Martha Osoro and inflicting injuries on her in Raila slums, in Langata sub-county of Nairobi on January 2, 2021.

Lucy also admitted to stealing Osoro’s phone during the assault and handling stolen property after she was found with the phone.

Prosecution counsel, Ann Kirimi confirmed the phone had been recovered by the police.

The prosecution explained that, Osoro received a call from a friend who overheard Ombuka swearing she was looking for her to ‘teach her a lesson’.

She visited the friend who later escorted her home but Ombuka allegedly stormed in immediately.

The suspect was said to have unlawfully attacked the complainant, rained blows and fists on her before they were separated.

Ombuka then left with Osoro’s phone, which she termed as the “fornication gadget” she was using to communicate with her husband. Police recovered at her house during the search.

However, she has been remanded at the Langata police station while awaiting sentencing at the Kibera Law Courts. 

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