The domestic abuse case pitting news presenter Doreen Majala Gatweri against her estranged husband, Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi, was heard at the Ngong Law Court on Monday.
The NTV news anchor narrated how the MP assaulted her on the night of February 26, 2018, at their matrimonial home in Karen, Nairobi.
“The assault began after the MP brought in a 16-year-old lady and requested she stays in our house since he was paying for her education,” she said.
According to Doreen, the girl disrespected her on several occasions, including on the said night of the assault.
The media personality said on the day the MP attacked her, she had confronted the girl in the kitchen for dressing indecently.
“My husband hit me on the face with his phone and continued punching me until I screamed for help,” Doreen narrated.
She said she packed her belongings and went to report at the Karen Police Station.
According to Gatwiri, the February assault incidence was not an isolated case. She claims she has endured three years of domestic abuse and has attempted to quit the relationship, only for the MP to lure her back.
“In June 2017, it got so bad that I filed a case for separation and moved to my parents’ place. He agreed to the separation, but warned me that I will get nothing as alimony,” reported Gatwiri.
Appearing before Magistrate Alex Ithuku, Gideon Mulyungi did not take any plea.
The second hearing of the case will be on April 22 2019.