In Kibera law courts, a glovo rider who allegedly hit a client with a mobile phone for taking too long to receive the food he had delivered to him has been charged with assault. Willis Lwande is accused of assaulting and causing bodily injuries to Hamza Abdirahman at Lavington estate in Nairobi on May 29.
Before resident Magistrate Jaqueline Onjwang, it is said that Abdirahman had ordered food on Glovo, which Lwande delivered. Abdirahman took about 10 minutes to go to the gate where Lwande was waiting impatiently for him to pick up the food.
An argument ensued between the two before Lwande allegedly hit the complainant with his phone on the face injuring him below the left eye. Abdirahman returned to the compound bleeding, prompting the security guards to arrest Lwande.
Lwande was detained in the security sentry room before he was escorted to the Muthangari police station. The complainant was taken to a hospital where he was treated and discharged.
Lwande denied the charges and was released on a Sh100,000 bond and an alternative cash bail of Sh50,000.
The case will be mentioned on June 29 for a pre-trial and fixing of hearing dates.