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Why police may throw out Wetangula assault case against wife

An assault complaint filed by Cord co-principal Moses Wetang’ula against his wife could be thrown out as the Bungoma senator has not obeyed a police summons to record a statement.

He accused his wife Ann of injuring him. She also reported the senator to police for a similar offence.
Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the two reports were being investigated.

The Nation established that police were unable to investigate the complaints until the two agreed to have their statements recorded.

There is also another complication; the offences did not take place in public and so the police cannot act without the aggrieved parties cooperating.

“It is still early to establish what happened but the matter is under investigation,” said Mr Koome.

DOMESTIC AFFAIR

A family friend told the Nation that the senator was treating the issue as a domestic affair and did not wish to speak to the media about it.

Mrs Wetang’ula was the first to report to the police on February 21 that her husband had assaulted her.

“She complained of injuries on her hands, chest and legs. She was treated at Karen Hospital and discharged,” reads the police report.

On the same day, Mr Wetang’ula went to Lang’ata Police Station and reported that his wife had assaulted him.

INFIDELITY

He said he had accused his wife of infidelity.

That is when Mrs Wetang’ula became furious and attacked him. He said he was injured on the head, left hand, left leg and chest.

In a report to the Lang’ata OCS, a police doctor said the Ford-K boss sustained multiple soft tissue wounds.

This is not the first time Mr Wetang’ula has found himself involved in violence drama.

On January 9, 2014, he reported to Kilimani Police Station that a gunman fired at his car as he was being driven on Mbagathi Way, Nairobi.