Flora Mwenda, filed a report at Emukaba Police Station, Kakamega, accusing the daughter’s husband of flouting Covid-19 rules and also assaulting her on Monday, June 22.
“Shortly after I ushered them into the house, my son-in-law descended on me with punches and kicks before snatching my 2-year-old granddaughter from me,” Mwenda alleged while speaking with K24.
She added that the son-in-law worked in Nairobi and travelled upcountry alongside his brother.
The two gentlemen travelled by a Saloon Car and left hurriedly with the two-year-old leaving behind his elderly sibling.
“He left behind his 5-year-old son,” she lamented while filing the report after sustaining body injuries to the neck and head.
“I don’t know how he managed to flout the cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi. He should be arrested for assaulting me and risking our lives by flouting Government’s Covid-19 directives,” she added.
Mwenda added that the son-in-law and the daughter may have had a domestic fight before he ran away with the daughter. The children had travelled upcountry with the mother owing to Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020.
The Health Ministry under CS Mutahi Kagwe raised alarm over porous borders and roadblocks manned by police officers.
With Nairobi being a hotspot for Covid-19, the CS argued that reopening the city would put the lives of many Kenyans at risk.
“However, it is a new norm which we will have to adapt. Just know that if you travel upcountry and visit your relatives without wearing a mask or observing social distance, then you may put them at risk of contracting the virus,” Kagwe stated while speaking with Citizen TV’s Sam Gituku on Tuesday morning, June 23.
In May 2020, one mourner from Kibera, Nairobi forged documents and attended a burial in Siaya County. He ended up infecting seven others as announced by CS Kagwe.