A man in Kibera has pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife after she allegedly served him too much sukuma Wiki and tried to curse him and his generation.
Collins Mudaida admitted to slapping his wife twice before Kibera Senior Principal Magistrate Derrick Kuto. Mudaida said that his wife Mercy Kegehi contravened the Luhya culture and cursed him and his generation.
“She removed her clothes, then held my child on her laps and told me that I will never get a woman pregnant. She also sat on my bed and table naked saying that my generation was completely over, you know very well what the Luhya culture entails,” Mudaida told the court.
The magistrate, however, dismissed Mudaida’s allegations and told him to stop generalising the community in the case. “Mr accused just stop that, don’t say Luhyas in this matter because you are very wrong.”
It all started with sukuma wiki quarrel
Court prosecutor Nancy Kerubo opposed Mudaida’s claims saying that he was angry at his wife after she questioned him of having another wife. Kerubo told the court that he arrived home late before he was served ugali and sukuma wiki which he threw down asking why he had been served too much sukuma wiki.
“He came home late and the complainant gave him food. He complained of being served with too much sukuma wiki and in response the wife told him he had not bought any food in the house,” Kerubo said.
Kuto directed that the matter be mentioned on Friday, April 23 for sentencing after the prosecution brings to court a probation report.