Nairobi woman’s four words to husband which have landed her in court

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Julius Jumah
Julius Jumah
A multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

A Nairobi woman found herself in court on Thursday for uttering four words to her husband – kuna mtu atalala mochari – words that have now been interpreted as a threat to kill.

According to Citizen Digital, Anne Waithera found herself in the docks of Kibera Law Courts on charges of threatening to kill her husband Christopher Muturi on August 31, 2023.

“Kuna mtu atalala mochari… lazima Muturi akufe (There is someone who will sleep in the morgue… Muturi must die),” the charge sheet records the words as uttered by Waithera within Dagoretti sub-county.

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According to the charge sheet, there exists no lawful excuse to use such words. The suspect was released on a 30,000 shillings cash bail after denying the charges.

Woman tells court: My husband and I haven’t made love for five years, I want a divorce

Last month, a woman filed for divorce before a court citing denial of conjugal rights by her estranged husband.

She accused the estranged husband, a man from Western Kenya, of denying her conjugal rights.

Anne Nekoye Nalianya told court that her marriage with Nicodemus Vilembwa Namusei broke down irretrievably.

“My husband denies me conjugal rights. I seek divorce. It is now almost five years since we had sex with my husband,” the mother of four told the court.

Nicodemus claimed that Anne had deserted their home in 2016. He however dismissed these allegations saying that he left their matrimonial home on May 17, 2021.

Anne additionally told the court that they did not own any properties together. She borrowed a loan and bought their family home.

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