Family Turmoil: Kenyan Woman Faces Charges After Disturbing Incident with Chickens and Threats

Charges and Court Appearance

In an unexpected turn of events, Mary Waithera, a Kenyan woman, found herself before the Makadara Law Courts facing charges related to a breach of peace.

The charges stem from an incident where she allegedly killed her mother’s four chickens and made threats to set herself ablaze during a family dispute on November 18, 2023.


Admission of Wrongdoing and Remorse

During her appearance before Senior Principal Magistrate Gerald Mutiso, Waithera admitted to creating a disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.

In her statement to the court, she expressed remorse for her actions and attributed the outburst to the depression she has been grappling with since losing her job.


Family Dispute Unfolds

Court records reveal that the confrontation unfolded when Waithera, in an inebriated state, returned home and engaged in a quarrel with her mother.

The argument escalated, with Waithera accusing her mother of neglect since the loss of her job in 2020. The emotional distress and feelings of being unloved in her own home led to chaos.


Threats of Self-Harm and Intervention

Amidst the confrontation, Waithera reportedly dismissed the intervention of her young brother, took a matchbox, and threatened to set herself ablaze in her room.

Her mother and brother pleaded with her to reconsider, leading to the involvement of authorities who promptly arrested Waithera.


Emotional Testimony and Witness Accounts

During her court appearance, Waithera’s emotional state was palpable as she recounted the distress that led to the regrettable incident.

Her young brother, listed as a witness in the case, may testify if she chooses to deny the charges before conviction and sentencing, adding a layer of complexity to this family ordeal.

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