Woman arraigned in court over slap that led to neighbor’s loss of teeth

A Kenyan woman was charged with assaulting a little child whom she wrongly accused of throwing stones at her home.

Scovia Muyekho was alleged to have discovered the boy sitting outside on a rock while his mother was out performing her daily errands.

It was discovered that some children playing outside were the ones who threw stones at the woman’s home.

Muyekho, who reportedly raced out to urge the kids not to throw stones at her house, discovered only the boy sitting outside, since the kids had long since vanished.

Without confirming who exactly was pelting stones at her house, she approached the minor identified simply as R.D from behind and landed slaps that sent him sprawling onto the ground. R.D. ran to their house house while crying and in much pain. His two teeth reportedly got loose as a result of a slap impact.

R.D’s mother arrived home later and found her son not feeling well. The minor told her what had transpired and that the next-door neighbour was the one responsible.

The boy had difficulties in eating and six days after the incident, his uncle took him to the hospital whereby the shaky teeth were removed.  On October 3, R.D. was escorted by his mother to Kibera police station where they recorded the statement and the accused was apprehended and charged before Kibera Principal Magistrate Sharon Maroro.

She denied the claims saying that the complainant had agreed to withdraw the matter but Maroro could not approve the withdrawal since the victim was a minor. Muyekho was released on a cash bail of ksh10,000 pending mention on October 25.

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