After pleading guilty to charges of inflicting intentional 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 accused with willfully and unlawfully breaking two televisions, a 55-inch Haier and a 28-inch Sony Bravia, that belonged to his mother Ruth Chelimo at 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 time, claiming he was not loved by the family. Then he blew up a TV in his mother’s living room and a TV in her bedroom.
Kipkemboi was arrested after she reported the incident to the Lang’ata police station.
The two shattered television sets were presented in court as evidence.
Kipkemboi acknowledged the facts of the case and argued that he should have sought rehabilitation, which he said he had not done.
He was jailed without the option of a fine.