A middle-aged man was on Friday arraigned in court and charged with insulting a Ngara-based businesswoman.
Ngara Equity Roundabout
George Ndung'u Kagunyi is accused of calling the trader identified as Reginah Mwangi, a prostitute and a dog, at the Ngara-Equity roundabout.
Appearing before Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni, Kagunyi pleaded not guilty to using abusive words to Reginah Mwangi in a public place with intent to provoke a breach of peace.
"On May 20, 2022, at Ngara Equity roundabout in Nairobi county, being in a public place with intent to provoke a breach of peace used threatening words namely 'Malaya, Mbwa, Nenda ut*mbwe na chokora' to one Reginah Mwangi a business lady," the charge sheet read in part.
He was freed on Ksh5,000 cash bail pending a hearing of the matter.
The magistrate, however, advised the man to seek an out of court settlement with the complainant.
This is not the first case to be brought before the courts.
In 2014 a Kibera Law court sentenced a 43-year-old female teacher to three months in jail for calling another woman a prostitute and a dog.
Magistrate Tito Gesora sentenced Mary Waithera Muchene, a mother of four, after she pleaded guilty to the offence of using abusive words.
Waithera admitted that on August 22, 2014, at Gachui village in Riruta, Nairobi county she used abusive words with intent to prove a breach of peace by calling Ann Wanjiru a prostitute and a dog.
Waithera verbally insulted Wanjiru after she (Wanjiru) confronted her, demanding an old debt of Ksh1,800.
Later, Wanjiru reported the matter at Riruta police station where the accused was arrested and charged.