Daughter moves to court to sue father who injured her eye over school fees row

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 16 Nov, 2021 20:44 | 2 mins read

A woman recently went to court to seek justice after her husband head –butted their daughter following a disagreement over school fees.

The father however admitted to injuring his daughter saying that he was not intending to hurt her but was instead ducking the urine that was being splashed on him by his daughter.

Marriam Kassim was attacked in presence of her mother who had gone together to collect school fees that had been promised by Juma Kassim (accused).

The court heard that Juma Kassim alias J committed the offense unlawfully by causing grievous harm to Marriam Kassim on November 18 at Makina area in Langata Sub- County.

In the court particulars, Kassim had previously promised to pay the fees for his younger daughter though they did not live under the same roof after separating with his wife for over ten years.

That day morning, Marriam and her mother went to Kassim’s house to ask for the promised money and they found him still sleeping on his bed.

Marriam went inside and woke her father up and asked for the money. She was told that there was no money and the news got her disappointed.

An argument arose between them which resulted to Kassim hitting his daughter on the eye with the head.

She sustained grievous injuries on her chest, arm and back after being attacked with a bottle of soda. She was rushed to a nearby hospital after she managed to sneak out of the house with a badly swollen eye.

While in court, Kassim pleaded guilty to the offense saying that the injury he caused her daughter happened when he ducked the moment Mariam wanted to pour the urine on him.

“Your honor, the incident happened accidentally. I was escaping the urine splash from my daughter and in the process I hit my her on the eye," he said.

He further disclosed that he had separated with his wife who had been drifting him away from his children despite taking good care of them. He urged the court to allow him settle the matter out of court an application that was dismissed.

He was granted a bond of Ksh200,000 with an alternative bail of Ksh50,000.