Mombasa: Woman narrates how her boyfriend poured acid on her face, destroying her eyesight

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On Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 16:52 | < 1 min read
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A 24-year-old woman has narrated to a Mombasa court how her intention to end her seven-month relationship with her boyfriend led to the loss of her eyesight.

Fatuma Kaingu who appeared before Mombasa senior principal magistrate Vincent Adet to testify against Mohammed Kombe informed the court that, her intention to part ways with Kombe led to him pouring acid on her face.

"I had a boyfriend who called me and told me to take his, keys back after l informed him of ending our relationship, it angered him and on an alleged day l took the keys to him and we met at the gate he enquired about his keys. l then stretched my hand to hand over the keys to him, he had a bottle which had some liquid he poured the content on my face it felt so corrosive l screamed and he ran away," she said.

A teary Kaingu went on to inform the court that, she was rescued by a man named Omondi who washed her face with water and since she was unable to see (Omondi) escorted her to her employers' house in Tudor who performed first aid on her, removed her clothes before rushing her to Tudor clinic.

"The doctors said he could not handle my case,l was referred to coast general hospital and then to Aga khan where surgery was done,l lost my sight after the incident," she said

Kombe has since denied charges of unlawfully causing grievous harm to Kaingu.

The particulars being that on November,15. 2021at Tudor area in Mvita sub-county did grievous harm to Kaingu by pouring acid on her face.

He was further slapped with a second count of destroying Kaingu's mobile phone.

The hearing continues.

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