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Man jailed for damaging mum’s television

A man who vandalized two television sets owned by his mother while throwing tantrums will serve six months jail term after pleading guilty to charges of causing malicious damage to property.

Ronald Kipkemboi was handed the sentence by resident magistrate William Tulel after pleading guilty.

He was charged with willingly and unlawfully damaging two TV sets, a Haier 55 inch and Sony Bravia 28 inch belonging to his mother Ruth Chelimo at her house at Camp David in Langata on October 25.

The court heard that Kipkemboi had been dropped home by a bodaboda rider and wanted his mother to pay the rider.

His mother did not have cash and opted to pay via Mpesa.

Kipkemboi then started an argument with his mother over the mode of payment in which he accused his mother of refusing to pay and claimed he is not loved in the family.

He threatened to destroy a TV set in his mother’s sitting room and another in her bedroom and went ahead to execute his threats.

She reported the matter to Langata police station and Kipkemboi was arrested.

The two damaged TV sets were available in court as exhibits.

Kipkemboi admitted the facts of the case and claimed he should have gone for rehabilitation but has not been taken for any.

He was jailed without the option of a fine.