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Wife battery suspect released

24 June 2013, 14:12 Wangui Joseph

A middle aged man accused of assaulting his wife and causing grievous harm on her was on Friday set free by a Nyeri court on a bond term of KES 20 000 after he denied the charges.

Appearing before Resident Magistrate John Aringo, David Gatu pleaded not guilty to the charges of assaulting his wife Catherine Ngima on June 1, 2013 at Walazo jet village in Kieni constituency.

He also faced a second count of destroying the complainant’s mobile phone worth KES 2 400.

The accused is alleged to have committed the offences in the eyes of his children after a day long entertainment with friends, on Madaraka day.

In the same court, a man accused of forging a cheque belonging to Consolidated Bank of Kenya denied the allegations.

John Gichuki was charged that on August 28, 2012 jointly with others not before court, he made a document illegally with intention to defraud. He had also purported that it was genuinely issued by the Christ The King Major seminary.

He was also charged with trying to obtain goods fraudulently, which he denied. The particulars were that on the same date he tried to obtain goods worth KES 134 797 from Ibrahim enterprises in Nyeri town using the same cheque and purporting that it had been issued by the Christ The King Major seminary.

He was released on a bond of KES 50 000 and a surety of similar amount. The magistrate scheduled the hearing of both cases to proceed on July 11 with mentioning set for July 4, 2013.

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