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Woman charged with sending city lawyer death threat SMS

A woman was on Monday charged with threatening to kill a city lawyer in a text message.

Ms Zainabu Hussein is accused of telling Mr Ishmael Tinega Nyaribo that she would kill him.

According to the charge sheet, she allegedly committed the offence at an unknown place on May 2, 2019.

Prosecution said the message was sent from Ms Hussein’s phone number to Mr Nyaribo’s phone number.

“You willfully and without reasonable excuse sent a threatening message to one Ishmael Tinega Nyaribo,” the charge stated.

She denied the charge before Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku and pleaded to be released on bail, indicating that she is willing to reconcile with the lawyer.

“The accused is willing to seek reconciliation with the complainant and is therefore asking to be released on reasonable cash bail,” a lawyer told the court.

The magistrate noted that the prosecution did not oppose the application and released her on Sh100,000 cash bail.

The case will be heard on June 6 this year.