After pleading guilty to charges of inflicting malicious property damage, a man who vandalized his mother’s two television sets while throwing tantrums will serve six months in prison.
After pleading guilty, Ronald Kipkemboi was sentenced by Kibera resident magistrate William Tulel.
On October 25, he was charged with willfully and unlawfully breaking two TV sets belonging to his mother Ruth Chelimo, a 55-inch Haier and a 28-inch Sony Bravia, in her home at Camp David in Lang’ata.
Kipkemboi had been dropped home by a boda boda rider and asked his mother to pay for his ride, according to the court.
His mother, on the other hand, did not have cash and chose to pay using M-Pesa.
Kipkemboi began a fight with his mother regarding the method of payment at this point, claiming he was not loved by the family.
He then set fire to a television in his mother’s living room and a television in her bedroom.
Kipkemboi was detained after she reported the incident to the Lang’ata police station.
The two shattered television sets were presented in court as exhibits.
Kipkemboi acknowledged the facts of the case and argued that he should have sought rehabilitation, which he said he had not done.
He was sentenced to prison without the option of paying a fee.