Man in viral video charged with assaulting wife

February 10, 2016 1:03 pm


Kawira has since moved to a safe house/FILE
Kawira has since moved to a safe house/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – John Wambugu Muchiri who was captured in a video that went viral on social media has been charged in a Nairobi Court with assaulting his 22 year-old wife.

Muchiri was charged with causing grievous harm to Juster Kawira on February 1, at their house in Langata.

In the video, Kawira who was four months pregnant was seen being dragged inside a house only to come out later covered in blood.

Speaking at a hospital in Langata where she had been admitted after the attack, she alleged that her husband stabbed her on the face after a thorough beating.

The court will on Friday decide if Muchiri will be freed on bail after the prosecution told the court that he is a flight risk who can easily injure the complainant.

Kawira’s case attracted attention after social media users circulated the video.

She recalled a previous incident in January 2014, when he allegedly stabbed her in the stomach killing their unborn child.

READ: Agony for battered woman in viral video as parents brawl over cash

Kawira and her son have since moved to a safe house after activists fighting for women’s rights intervened to help her.


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