A Kenyan lady who burnt her repelled husband with acid after he caught her in bed with another man has denied the attack charge asserting they had just separated.
Lucy Njeri was arraigned at the Makadara law courts and charged with assaulting Geoffrey Nyebere in Soweto estate in Embakasi East sub county, Nairobi on January 16, 2021.
“I have repeatedly told him that I don’t want him because I can’t stand him but he keeps coming back and I have reported him to the police for it. I have more than 20 (Occurrence Book) entry records against him but he rushes to the police to file counterclaims against me and no action has ever been taken. I can show them,” she added.
It was gathered that the complainant reportedly arrived at her house at around 10pm on the fateful day only to find her with another man but she allegedly declined to open the door despite her persistent knocking.
Nyambere was said to have then opened a window only for her to splash a corrosive substance on his face leaving his face disfigured.
She took off with her lover as neighbours gathered around her house and the man was rushed to hospital for urgent treatment.
Njeri, who was arrested the following day, pleaded with the court for lenient bail and bond terms and was released on Sh10,000 cash bail.
The hearing of the case starts on June 21.