A woman who poured hot water on another woman over a debt of Kshs200 has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm.
Cecilia Kingi Muuo was arraigned before Mombasa Principal Magistrate Vincent Adet and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The court heard that the victim Faith Chelangat who is nursing 60% burns at the Coast general hospital had gone to the house of Muuo, where she resided with her husband to enquire on his whereabouts since he owed her money which she intended to buy supper with.
The suspect is alleged to have informed her, that her husband was not at home at the time. However, she welcomed her into their house and requested her to wait for him.
She went on to prepare supper and began boiling water meant to cook for ugali ,and moments later she turned violent and confronted the victim before she poured the hot water on her and warned her to stay away from her husband.
The victim was rescued by neighbours who responded to her distress calls and rushed her to Coast general hospital.
The accused has been released on a bond of Ksh50,000 with one similar surety .
The matter will be mentioned on January 11, 2023 for pretrial purposes.