Embu Man fined for sending insulting sms

13:13 Aug 3 2012 Embu, Kenya

A 30-year-old man was fined Sh3,000 (approximately 40 US$) or 50 days in jail in default after he sent an obscene text message to a woman. Robert Mkareh pleaded guilty to sending Fridah Gakii a vulgar text message on March 20 in Embu town, in which he claimed her husband had admired his wife.
In the text message he told the complainant that he had learnt that her husband was admiring his wife for being fat. He told Gakii that if she was not satisfying her husband to tell him to go and look for satisfaction from dogs. He told the complainant to tell her husband that if he is envious at the way he looks after his wife, he should go to him (Mkareh) and he will sodomise him so that he can also be fat.
The convict pleaded to the court to be pardoned saying that he will never repeat the offence. Prosecutor Patrick Migwi described Mkareh as a first offender noting that he didn't have records of past involvement in crime.
However resident magistrate Robert Mobisa Oanda termed the offence as serious and requiring a deterrent sentence. In the charge he was accused of misusing his mobile phone by sending the offensive message to the complainant against the law. Mkareh paid the fine and was released.

This is a typical case of real harassment of a man to an innocent woman. Robert sends a vulgar message to Frida on account that Frida’s husband has admired Robert’s wife. Involving Frida is uncalled for since she is not the one admiring. Instead of Robert dealing with Frida’s husband, he picks on Frida. This is because culturally women are deemed weak, and would therefore not pick or want to be involved in this kind of fight, and again she is an easy target than her husband.
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