67-year-old man left with torn trousers, damaged spectacles in Nairobi CBD after he tried to stop street fight

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 16 Dec, 2021 17:24 | < 1 min read
Alex Ondieki at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi. PHOTO/SHEILA MUTUA

A 23-year-old man has been charged with beating up and tearing a 67-year-old man's trouser and damaging his spectacles when he intervened to stop a street fight. 

Alex Ondieki, who pleaded guilty to malicious damage to property, is alleged to have committed the offence on December 9 on Moi Avenue in Nairobi.

He is alleged to have damaged a pair of spectacles and a pair of trousers all valued at Ksh19,500 property of Tom Wamunga. 

According to a police report seen by K24 Digital, the complainant who is a Human Resource Manager was walking along Moi Avenue and on reaching Archives area, he met two men engaging in a fight and decided to intervene.

"One person known to him, who was fighting with the other, turned and pushed him down on the ground and stepped on his stomach," the police report read in part.

It is alleged that the complainant sustained injuries on his back and in the process, his trouser was seriously torn and his spectacles damaged.

Seeing his life was in danger, he screamed for help and members of the public came to rescue him.

After the incident, he went to hospital for treatment and later reported the matter to police.

Alex pleaded guilty to the offence and requested court for leniency. 

Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi ordered for pre-sentencing report to be filed in court on December 16, 2021, before sentencing him.

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