UN employee charged with assaulting ex-lover

An employee of the United Nations Environment Programme was Thursday charged in a Nairobi court with assaulting and causing grievous bodily harm to his Kenyan ex-girlfriend.


Alphonce Kambu a Papua New Guinea national was arrested Wednesday two weeks after allegedly assaulting Ruth Gakii Samwel at a residential estate in Nairobi.

The social media platforms were awash with pictures of Ruth Gakii Samuel who claimed to have been battered by her former boyfriend Kambu.

According to the charge sheet Kambu committed the offense on the 18th of October 2015 at Jacaranda Estate in Kasarani. Gakii had been admitted to Nairobi Women’s Hospital after the alleged assault.

Kambu will remain in custody until Monday next week when Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo will deliver his ruling on the matter.

Earlier the plaintiff’s lawyer Cliff Ombeta and the State Counsel led by Jacinta Nyamosi made their submissions in the on the case and opposed Kambu’s bail application saying that he is a security threat to Gakii.

They further argued the foreigner could flee if released on bond.

Kambu’s lawyer however dismissed the argument saying his client has been a resident in Kenya for eight years.

The lawyer further said Gakii and Kambu have a son and he therefore has no reason to abscond court proceedings.


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