Woman charged for assaulting housemaid over wet clothes

Woman charged for assaulting housemaid over wet clothes

File image of the Winam Law Courts. PHOTOS / COURTESY

A woman who allegedly attacked a neighbour’s househelp for hanging wet clothes which were dripping water on her balcony in Mamboleo estate, Kisumu County, was on Tuesday arraigned and charged.

Grace Aketch appeared before Winam Law Courts Senior Resident Magistrate Chrispine Oruo and pleaded not guilty to causing bodily harm.

The court heard that on October 24, 2021 at Mamboleo area, Aketch assaulted the complainant - Beryl Achieng - leaving her bruised in some parts of the body.

Aketch, in the now viral video, is seen hitting the complainant with a panga severally, eliciting angry reactions from Kenyans online.

Ironically, the accused has in the recent past served as the head of Gender Based Violence at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH).

The accused was released on a cash bail of Ksh.10,000 with an alternative bond of Ksh.30,000 with the matter set to be heard on March 2, 2022.