A Kenyan woman has been arraigned in court for burning down her husband’s house after allegedly being locked out.
The incident was said to have occurred shortly after Esther Mummy Wabisa arrived at Nairobi’s Akila Estate in South C area, from her rural home in Bungoma on October 28.
Court documents revealed that Esther usually visits her husband during school holidays and when the children were around.
However upon arriving the estate, she was turned away by the guard who asked her to inform her husband about her impromptu visit. Esther however claimed that she called him several times, but he never picked.
She was said to have attacked her husband after forcefully jumping over a fence, to gain access to his compound. Esther is alleged to have bitten him on the bicep prompting the husband to run to the police station to report the assault case.
While her husband was at the police station, she torched the house. Fire extinguishers were reportedly brought in to put off the fire that had razed down the entire house including an adjacent house that was still under renovation.
Police however managed to retrieve a black bag that had a bus ticket from Bungoma to Nairobi dated October 28, which was believed to be that of the accused person. This led to her arrest and she was later on taken to court where she asked for leniency.
Her charge sheet read “Esther Mummy Wabisa willingly and unlawfully set two dwelling houses on fire worth Ksh4,821,200 the property of Tanzanian citizens namely Fulgence Gaspe Assenge and Stella Mkafitina Assenga where her husband was renting.”
The court having considered all the sentiments, granted her a bond of Ksh1 Million without alternative. The matter was adjourned to November 15.