Man released to reconcile with family
A 74-year-old man held in remand custody for a month on allegations that he beat his wife was on Thursday released on bond to allow reconciliation in the family.
Mr Elijah Mwangi left Thomson Falls Remand Prison after he promised to be of good conduct at home as he awaits completion of the assault case against him.
The man was released on a Sh30,000 bond after his daughter, Ms Miriam Mwaura, stood surety for him, saying she would ensure her father attended court as required.
Earlier, Mr Mwangi denied assaulting his wife of four decades following a domestic quarrel at their home in Gatundu, Kipipiri district last month.
Probation officer Damaris Malenge told resident magistrate Vincent Kiptoon that the couple’s 17 children had promised to help their parents reconcile.
Mr Mwangi’s wife, Ms Ruth Waruino, had earlier narrated in court how her husband got enraged after she intervened when he was disciplining their daughter, Dorcas Wambaire.
But Mr Mwangi said his family wanted him to die in remand prison so that they could own his land.
The case will be heard next month.