A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to three months in prison for assaulting a woman who was having an affair with her husband.
Josephine Achieng appeared before Mombasa’s Principal Magistrate Vincent Adet and pleaded guilty to charges of assault and causing actual bodily harm.
The court heard that Achieng, who had suspected her neighbour Lucy Maraba of having an affair with her husband, stormed into her house and slapped her before she was arrested.
In her mitigation, she informed the court that she was remorseful and that following the ordeal she had developed a heart condition and asked for leniency.
“There has been bad blood between me and my childhood friend since 2017 after l discovered that she was having an affair with my husband.
“On many occasions, we have been quarreling through mobile phone that she should leave my husband alone, but she always answers me arrogantly that ‘your husband is for us all’ and that l should sit in the house and wait for his money,” she pleaded.
The court further discharged her of a second count of causing a disturbance by storming the complainant’s house.
The particulars were that on June 2019 in Kizingo area in Mombasa sub-county within Mombasa county, willfully and unlawfully assaulted Marabi thereby occasioning her bodily harm.
“The accused person is hereby convicted on her own admission to a three-month sentence. She is allowed 14 days to appeal the sentence,” Adet said.