A man who allegedly assaulted his father over food has been remanded at the Ndaragwa Police Station awaiting sentencing.
While appearing before Nyahururu Resident Magistrate Duncan ,Macharia Shadrack Maina admitted to having caused chaos, when he returned home to find empty cooking pots.
The Court heard that the accused committed the offence on October 16, 2021, at Mbuyu village in Ndaragwa, when he assaulted his father demanding his share of the family’s meal.
“I admit that I made a mistake of arguing with my father to an extent of disrespecting him. I plead with the Court and my father to have mercy on me and forgive me because cell life has already transformed me into a good person. From today, I will be good and I won’t repeat that mistake again,” Maina told the court.
My son came home and started demanding food. He went to the kitchen and when he found out that there was no food he hurled the Sufurias outside the kitchen and started using abusive language on mePatrick Gicheru.
Maina’s father Patrick Gicheru, told the Court that his son came home and found no food in the kitchen for him and that’s when he started causing chaos.
“My son came home and started demanding food," he said.
Adding, "He went to the kitchen and when he found out that there was no food."
The situation escalated further.
"He hurled the sufurias outside the kitchen and started using abusive language on me,” said Gicheru.
The Magistrate, while ordering that the accused be remanded for a further two days, noted that a social inquiry be conducted on the case before sentencing.
“According to the statements given by your father and your confession that you involved in assaulting your father, I found you guilty and you will be taken back to the cell as you await the Probation Officer for further directions,” said Macharia.