Today afternoon, Nicola Traldi reported to Thindigua Police Station after he was accused of alleged assault against girlfriend Chantal Grazioli a few days back.
Chantal revealed that she was assaulted by Nicola in a long social media post.
"The photos posted as well are from previous assaults, it being not the 1st, the 2nd, the 3rd and unaccountable times that Nicola has assaulted and threatened me."
She explained: "On numerous occasions, he has asked me to shun away from the media which I did due to fear of being humiliated and assaulted. I was afraid to come out but on Friday being the worst, I reached out to my mum to no avail, in the meantime my neighbours, security and caretaker came to my rescue."
Adding, "I reached out to Eric who was able to come through and assisted me from there henceforth and also came out to the public on my behalf.
We followed all the protocols that were required from us by the police and hospital ( both private and public) but until now Nicola has not been arrested and he took my sim card, my phone, my car keys and my house keys.
While he was assaulting me, he threatened me that he would come back and do it again and there was nothing I would do because he knows the big people."
Chantal continued, "This puts my life in danger since I have no idea what he will do next. If he claims that he is being framed why can he not present himself at the police station, he is not reachable either.
It is traumatizing and not easy for me physically and emotionally, and neither is it not easy for any form of GBV victims irrespective of who is involved and especially those who cannot come out and speak about it. The majority are helplessly dying in silence. It is very very sad that GBV is not taken seriously in this country.
She reported the matter on June 17 under OB No: 6 at Thindigua Police Station.
Speaking to Mpasho, Eric Omondi said that he took the stance to support Chantal because he hates abusers.
Growing up he watched his father abuse his mother and back then he did not have the voice or power to fight for his mother. But now as a grown-up, he will not let any abuse slide.
"Chantal alinicall akilia, she is like my small sister In that context, because we are no longer dating. She is like my friend, so Mpasho please tell Kenyans that Chantal and I have been okay, and that's why I can pick up the phone and call, and Chantal explained to Kenyans yesterday that she has gone through this not once but thrice, it was the worst of it all."
He added, "The reason she called this guy was trying to tell her that he knows powerful people and that's why Chantal called Eric Omondi because I'm a very powerful individual in this country."