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Man arrested and arraigned in court for setting his mother’s house on fire over food

Man arrested and arraigned in court for setting his mother’s house on fire over food

A younger man from Dagoreti space in Nairobi, Kenya has been arrested and arraigned earlier than a metropolis courtroom for torching down his mom’s home price Ksh 1.3 million (N4.7m) over meals.

 

The suspect recognized as Joseph Njuguna, reportedly arrived residence tipsy and reportedly anticipated meals to be prepared however received so disenchanted when he came upon that his mom was nonetheless cooking. 

 

Njuguna reportedly complained over the late cooking and “vowed to do something” after he was directed to attend for supper in his room by his mom. He returned and picked up an argument together with his mom earlier than leaving briefly.

 

The mom whereas nonetheless in the home, realized there was smoke in all places and subsequently noticed that the home was on fireplace. 

 

She tried to hurry to security however the door had been locked from outdoors, with the accused suspected to have locked her inside the home. The devastated mom screamed for assist and was rescued by neighbors who responded. 

 

The fierce fireplace ravaged the entire home leaving nothing to probability. The courtroom heard that the accused went into hiding at a pal’s home which pushed members of the general public into launching a manhunt for him.

 

He was discovered at his hiding place whereas ingesting alcohol and was crushed by a mob till his mom intervened and rescued him. It was gathered that she took him to a hospital for remedy. 

 

Police have been alerted and the accused was arrested and brought in for interrogation. “Joseph Njuguna unlawfully and willfully torched his mother’s house on November 6 within Nairobi’s Dagoreti area,” the cost sheet learn partly.

 

When he was arraigned earlier than Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Bhoke, the accused pleaded not responsible and was slapped with a bond of Ksh, 500,000 pending point out on November 22.

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