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Side chic arraigned for attempted murder after trying to run over lover’s wife with her car

A 36-year-old Kenyan woman, Nduta Wangai has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly tried to run over her boyfriend’s wife during a fight.

It as gathered that she had a fight with Rebecca Ngumi on 5th of January, 2024 over the man and a house where the couple lives.

Wangai was said to have hit and attempted to run over her lover’s partner at Ridgeways Estate in Starehe Sub-county, Nairobi.

The accused who was arraigned on Thursday, also faces an additional charge of malicious damage to property where she is accused of damaging Ngumi’s property worth Sh1 million. She allegedly damaged Ngumi’s gate, her garage wall, and her Mercedes Benz.

Ngumi was preparing to go to work when the incident happened, so she called the police, and officers responded.

The suspect allegedly vowed to kill the complainant during the incident and made several attempts to run her over before Ngumi took cover between objects in her compound.

Detective Constable Erastus Matuanga of the Starehe DCI’s office had sworn an affidavit opposing bail for the suspect, but it was not produced in court.

According to Matuanga said investigations had revealed that there was a dispute over the house where Ngumi lives with her husband.

“The accused (Wangai) claims to have contributed to its purchase through the complainant’s (Ngumi’s) husband and instead of seeking legal remedy to solve the matter, decided to use violent ways to claim the same and it is feared that once released on bond, she will pursue the claim through the same means which may even lead to murder,” the constable said in the affidavit.

Wangai denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Helen Okwani at the Makadara Law Courts and pleaded for lenient bail and bond conditions.

She said she is a mother of four children, the youngest being seven years old. She was released on a bond of Sh1 million without an option of a cash bail.

The case will be mentioned on April 9 before the hearing starts on July 4, 2024.