Feuding Wanjiru in-laws set for ceasefire

August 1, 2011 3:34 pm

, NYAHURURU, Kenya, Aug 1 – Anne Wanjiru, the mother to the late Olympic marathon Champion Samuel Kamau Wanjiru on Monday re-appeared before a Nyahururu court for a case in which she is implicated with assaulting her daughter-in-law Trizah Njeri.

However, the matter was suspended after the prosecution informed the court that Ms Njeri had intentions to withdraw the suit.

Prosecuting officer Inspector Fredrick Omweri, asked the Magistrate to postpone the matter and give the family time to consult.

Ms Wanjiru’s lawyer Grace Nyongesa did not object to the application noting that she had heard of the arrangements on Monday morning. She also applied for time to consult with her client before proceeding with the matter.

District magistrate Vincent Kiptoon set the hearing date for August 11.

Ms Wanjiru is charged that on June 4 at Suera village within Nyandarua West district, she created disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by threatening to cut Trizah Njeri Kamau (daughter-in-law) with a machete.

The accused was also charged that on that particular date, she and another person not before the court assaulted Paul Wanjohi Muturi causing him bodily harm.

She is out on a bond of Sh30,000 with a surety of similar amount after denying the charge.