Kibera man in court for chasing his father with panga in estate

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 11 Oct, 2021 18:48 | < 1 min read
Benard Nono in court. PHOTO/LILIAN SOI

Kibera man who has allegedly been threatening to kill his father for quite some time despite the intervention of family members and friends has been charged in a court of law.

Benard Nono in the particulars is said to have committed the offence contrary to section 223 sub-section 1 of the penal code on October 6, at Mashimoni area within Kibera in Nairobi County by chasing his father Livingstone Olumi within the estate while armed with a panga.

That day Olumi was at his house at about 1:30 pm when his son Nono who has not been on good terms with him arrived. He was armed with a panga and without a warning went to cut his father on the leg.

An elderly Olumi ran for his dear life but Nono whose intentions were to kill his father followed him while still having the panga at his hand. Fortunately, Olumi managed to escape and went into hiding.

Olumi had on several occasions reportedly attempted to settle the matter with his son amicably to no avail.  

The accused person relentlessly continued to unleash death threats on his father and reasons for issuing threats were only known to him

However, Olumi sought help from the members of the public since the matter was getting out of hand. The public helped him in restraining his son, escorted him to the Golf course police station where he was booked in and taken in for questioning before being presented in court for the alleged threats.

Nono however denied claims saying he did not threaten his father and Kibera court principal magistrate Sharon Maroro released him on a cash bail of ksh100,000. The matter shall be mention on October 22.