Man sentenced to six months in jail for damaging his mother’s TV sets

Man sentenced to six months in jail for damaging his mother’s TV sets

After pleading guilty to charges of inflicting malicious property damage, a Kenyan man was sentenced to six months in prison for vandalizing his mother’s two television sets while throwing tantrums.

After pleading guilty on Wednesday, Ronald Kipkemboi was sentenced by Kibera resident magistrate William Tulel.

On Monday, October 25, he was charged with willfully and unlawfully breaking two televisions, a 55-inch Haier and a 28-inch Sony Bravia, that belonged to his mother Ruth Chelimo in her home at Camp David in Lang’ata.

The court heard that Kipkemboi had been dropped home by a boda boda rider and wanted his mother to pay for his ride.
However, his mother did not have cash and opted to pay via M-Pesa.
It is at this point that Kipkemboi started an argument with his mother over the mode of payment and claimed he was not loved by the family.
He then destroyed a TV set in his mother’s sitting room and another in her bedroom. She reported the matter to Lang’ata police station and Kipkemboi was arrested.
The two damaged TV sets were brought to court as exhibits. Kipkemboi admitted the facts of the case and claimed he should have gone for rehabilitation which had not happened.

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