A trader at Gikomba Market in Nairobi was last week charged at a Makadara court for assaulting a woman over Sh200 debt.
Rosemary Alungwa, 46, reportedly attacked Asiko Mutubwa on November 17 at Kariobangi North Estate in broad daylight.
According to a police charge sheet, the accused gave the complainant a skirt valued at Sh200 to be paid in installments.
“Reportedly, the complainant took long to pay up forcing the accused to go to her home to demand for the payment where the assault occurred,” reads court papers.
Charge particulars show that Alungwa pulled Mutubwa’s hair and punched her in the belly.
“Alungwa grabbed the complainant, shook and plucked her plaited hair causing injury to her scalp. She further punched her belly despite the fact that she is pregnant.”
Ms Mutubwa told the court that the accused “beat me up and plucked my hair without any mercy”.
It took the intervention of concerned neighbours to rescue the pregnant mother from the “visibly physical and violent Alungwa”.
Ms Alungwa denied the assault saying, “I was fixed by the complainant after politely asking for my money.”
The court granted her a cash bail of Sh 5,000 pending hearing of the case on March 19, 2020.