A man was on Wednesday arraigned in court for abusing his girlfriend after she refused to lend him a mobile phone to place a bet.
Anthony Kimani reportedly described his girlfriend Christine Njoki as a ‘slaying dog roaming in the Nairobi CBD’. Appearing before Kibera Senior resident Magistrate Esther Boke, Kimani pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The court heard that Kimani, on July 8 in Riruta in Kawangware, Nairobi County, insulted Ms Njoki embarrassing her in front of his friends.
Kimani then took her phone and tried to escape before the people around arrested and escorted him to the police station.
In his defense, the accused said he was drunk and just wanted the complainant to give him a phone so that he places a bet.
He said Njoki had been ‘playing hide and seek’ with him daily by promising to give him the phone but she never did. He noted that his mother was waiting for him to get some money but Ms Njoki ‘prevented’ this.
Magistrate Boke released him on a bond of Sh 50,000 or a cash bail of Sh 10,000.
The matter will be mentioned on August 29 and be heard on October 3.