Mama mboga in court after stabbing an intruder in self-defense

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Faith Nyanchama a 27-year-old a ‘mama mboga’ living in Nairobi’s Kaloleni Estate is standing trial for attempted murder.

She has been accused of trying to end the life of one Filbert Nzoyisaba on December 2.

It is alleged that the man broke into Faith’s House where she was with her child at 2 am on the fateful day.

Nyanchama who is also a widow revealed to the police that she was woken up by a big bang at the door and before she could find out what was going on Nzoyisaba had already gained entry into the house.

Faith stabbed the man twice on the head and in the abdomen afterwards later threw away the knife and then took her child and ran to the nearest police station to report the incident.

She told the court that the man Filbert Nzoyisaba who forcefully gained entry into her house was a total stranger to her hence prompting her reaction.

Police who arrived at the scene after the report detained her after they were unable to find the weapon used, however, neighbours rushed the man to the nearest hospital.

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Nzoyisaba’s brother rushed to the scene and found his brother was already at the hospital and had since been transferred to Mama Lucy Hospital for further treatment.

Faith denied the charges while appearing before Makadara Law Court principal magistrate Irene Gichobi and has been released on a 300,000 shillings cash bail.

Police are yet to record statements from Filbert Nzoyisaba, they told the ODPP that he is still unable to talk.

In the meantime, pictures of his wound will be used as exhibits in the Murder trial by the prosecution.

The matter will be heard on January 9th 2024.

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