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Man seeks to withdraw case against wife who stabbed him

A businessman from Kangemi stunned a Kibera court on Tuesday when he applied to withdraw an assault case against his wife who allegedly stabbed him with a knife and left him for dead.

Mr Rodgers Ndenda appeared in court while wife, Ms Naomi Warunguru Kinyanjui, was taking plea and told the magistrate that he did not want to proceed with the case.

“I am the complainant and I wish to inform the court that I do not want to pursue this case further. I have forgiven the accused who is my wife,” he said.

His appearance in court stunned the prosecutor who had instructions from the police that Mr Ndenda was admitted in hospital in a critical condition.

The magistrate, Ms Jacintah Kwena, asked him if he was sure of what he was saying to which he replied: “Yes your honor, I am.”

The magistrate was reluctant in withdrawing the case.

“ This is a dangerous person. If you withdraw the case next time you won’t be lucky. What she requires is counseling,” she said.

But Mr Ndenda was adamant that the case should be terminated.

The magistrate ordered for a probation report on the suspect’s behaviour to be tabled in court on Wednesday.

The court heard that Ms Warunguru stabbed Mr Ndenda with a knife in their house at Kangemi’s Waruku area and left.

Neighbours took him to Sunnbeam Hospital in Kangemi where he was admitted in critical condition, according to the police.

Police intended to charge Ms Warunguru with a serious offence after getting a medical report on the degree of injuries the complainant suffered.