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Woman remanded for threatening to beat up dad over love affair

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A 52-year-old woman charged in a Nyeri court with threatening to beat her father over a love affair had her bond cancelled and remanded for one week after blatantly refusing to apologise for her conduct.

Esther Muthoni, who was out on a cash bail of Sh10,000, had been charged with threatening to beat her elderly father, Paul Kimani, for declining to allow her continue cohabiting with her suitor at her father’s homestead in Muthinga village, Tetu Constituency, Nyeri.

Muthoni had allegedly issued the threats to her father after he expressed displeasure with the arrangement and ordered her to vacate and move to another parcel of land he had allocated her.

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It was at that time that the accused is said to have become hostile threatening to clobber him maintaining she had a right to stay in the homestead as well as continue with the living arrangement with her partner.

The accused, a mother to two grownups, is said to have told her father to instead take his place and become the boyfriend if he was not pleased with his presence in the compound or their affair.

Muthoni had been released on bond terms last week when she was brought before Chief Magistrate, Wendy Kagendo, who asked her to plead for forgiveness as well as be meeting her partner elsewhere.

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The accused however remained adamant insisting she would continue staying with her suitor regardless of father’s reservations.

Her father had maintained that she was old enough to continue living with parents.

“I am the one who built the room she is residing in and I no longer want her on my property,” upheld Kimani.

The matter will be mentioned on July 31, this year.

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The life lessons I learnt from a brief stay with my grandfather

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With the schools closed, my parents got tired of me and my three siblings quarrelling and sent us to the village to stay with my grandparents.

More than any book or class, this visit taught me so much about appreciating what I have in my life and being open to the differences that I was blind to.

I protested going to the village at first, but now I am happy I did.

I had never liked being around my grandfather for so long because he is such a strict disciplinarian.

However, staying around him taught me why he is the way he is. He taught me about the value of hard work and integrity.

My grandfather is not one to stand lazy and idle people. So he taught me that I needed to structure my day to the tasks I needed to accomplish and spend time in the evening enjoying leisure.

So in this plan, we wake up in the morning to sweep the compound clean. My sisters then join my grandmother in the kitchen to make breakfast, as my brother and I help grandfather feed the cows before milking them.

Tending the animals

After breakfast, we would all go to the farm to weed. The afternoons were more of reading and playing. My brother soon gravitated towards tending the animals while I enjoyed working on the farm with my grandmother.

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I also loved fetching water from the stream. We then spent the evening watching television to catch up with the news.

The discipline also made us more mindful about how our lives affected others, even when no one was watching.

We carried enough sanitisers and face masks to last us the duration of our imposed stay. We were careful because our grandparents were at that age of being vulnerable to the virus.

I noticed that many villagers were sceptical of the existence of Covid-19. They argued and dismissed the global pandemic as a hoax.

Some said they were yet to see anyone who had succumbed to the virus. Some were really tickled to see us donning face masks all the time, but we stayed true to the act knowing my grandparents’ lives depended on it.

This is how my grandfather raised my father and his eight siblings, and I am happy I got to learn this.

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Foul smell leads to recovery of couple

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Decomposing bodies of a couple that has been missing for more than a week were found in their house in Laini centre off the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, yesterday.

A foul smell emanating from the house of the 72-year-old-man and his wife, 62, led to their recovery. Police have launched investigations into the incident.

There were conflicting reports about the deaths with some claiming that the two were murdered while others suspected that they could have died of carbon monoxide emitted from a jiko.

Police declined to give names of the deceased until the next of kin are informed. Emotions ran high as locals viewed the bodies.

A village elder, Moses Mwathi, revealed that the couple was working in a quarry before they went missing.

Mwathi said neighbours thought that they had travelled to their rural home but got concerned after a foul smell started emanating from their house.

“On checking they noticed that the house was locked from inside and the bodies could be seen lying on their bed,” he said.

Police gained access into the house after breaking the door. The bodies were taken to the mortuary

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru said initial investigations pointed to carbon monoxide poisoning from a jiko.

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“We can’t, however, rule out murder at this moment and only a post-mortem examination will establish the real cause of the death,” said the police boss.

And in the nearby Kinungi village, a 35-year-old farmworker committed suicide by hanging himself in a house.

The body was found by his employer before police were called in. Jim Kimani, a friend to the deceased, said he was in low spirits over debts.

“He claimed that some people he owed money were harassing him but we never thought that he would commit suicide,” Kimani said.

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