By Chris Ojow
Evelyn Koech narrated to the court how
former husband PS nominee Julius
Korir beat her while she was pregnant
and naked as their children and
workers watched in disbelief three days
The victim informed the court that the
alleged violent ex-husband returned home
one day and asked for food but, before
she could respond, he had already
started beating her.
Nairobi’s Senior Principal Magistrate
Caroline Muthoni Njagi was informed by
the complainant that it was not the
first time the accused Korir had
assaulted her in front of the workers
and their elder child.
The court heard that she was heavily
pregnant with her second child when
Korir who is also a former Devolution
Principal Secretary (PS) descended on
with blows and kicks at their
“On the fateful day, I was putting our
child to bed when my husband walked into
the children’s bedroom and shouted ‘Leo
utaniona, iko wapi chakula?’ And before
I answered the accused started slapping
me. I was trying to protect the baby
from the slaps,” she narrated.
She was testifying in the case where
Korir is charged with assaulting her on
September 17, 2020, at Ndalat Road,
Karen, in Nairobi.
“I was naked as the accused tore my
dress into pieces in the process of the
beatings until I screamed for help.
‘Please help, he is killing me,’I was
just holding my tummy protecting my
unborn child not to get a miscarriage.
He was beating me with a “rungu” as the
workers watched mercilessly.They had
been threatened not to intervene. Blood
was all over the floor,” She emotionally
told the court.
However she was relieved and was able
to deliver in three days safely.
” He used to ask for forgiveness after
every beating and I used to forgive him
all the years he would bring several
parties to mediate before
The accused was charged with one count
of assault and causing bodily ham where
Julius Korir pleaded not guilty and
freed on a cash bail of 20,000 Kenya
The complainant revealed that the
hospital had records of all the assault
cases since she had been going to the
said hospital for long after being
assaulted. She said the doctor took
videos of the injuries using her mobile
“I was treated and drove to Hardy police
station where I reported the incident,”
She said. And went back to her home
where she continued staying with the
accused for some time before hell come
on earth again.
“Whenever the accused assaulted me from
2015, he used to call colleagues and
pastors to talk to me and settle the
matter”, she told court.
At some sessions the court had to
proceed with the hearing in camera as
videos and photos of injuries inflicted
in her body could not be printed .