A 25-year-old woman from Kilimani, Nairobi was on Friday, February 7, charged in court with physically assaulting her 42-year-old ex-boyfriend outside the Milimani Law Courts.
Mildred Aoko Okello is said to have beaten up Anti-Jussi Ahveninen on January 7, 2020, when the ex-couple had gone to court for a mention of their child custody case.
On December 13, 2019, the children’s court — through Senior Resident Magistrate G.M. Gitonga — had given Ahveninen temporary custodianship of their daughter as the custody case went on in court.
And, on January 7, the former couple appeared in court for a mention of their case, when Aoko allegedly clobbered Ahveninen.
7th of January being a Tuesday, it was Ahveninen’s turn to be with the child. However, after a mention of the case, Aoko refused to hand over their daughter to her father, prompting an argument between the ex-lovers.
During the verbal exchanges and each one’s attempt to grab the child from the other, Aoko is said to have punched Ahveninen in the face leaving him seriously injured.
The ex-boyfriend was also punched in the head and neck, worsening his injuries, a police report said.
After subduing her ex-lover, Aoko managed to have full control of the child.
Ahveninen, who owns a construction company in Nairobi, was forced to seek medical attention at MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi, the court was told.
In her defense, Aoko said it was her ex-boyfriend who pushed and attempted to hurt her.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault, and was released by magistrate Michael Ndichu on a cash bail of Ksh30, 000 or a bond of Ksh60, 000. Aoko is expected back in court on February 21.
The court heard that 25-year-old Aoko, who describes herself as a lawyer and student, walks around accompanied by her four bodyguards.
“On the day of the alleged assault, her bodyguards looked on as Aoko roughed up her ex-lover,” the court was told.
“Aoko drives a top-of-the-range Mercedes Benz, and lives in the leafy Kilimani suburb,” an informant told K24 Digital.