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Court orders MP to pay ex wife NTV anchor Doreen Majala 3 million after assaulting her

NTV news anchor, Doreen Gatwiri Majala, is set to receive Ksh3million from her estranged husband, Mwingi Central MP, Gideon Mulyungi, for battering her.

This comes after the first time MP offered to arrange an out-of-court settlement over an assault case she had filed against him.

According to reports by The Standard, the MP, through his lawyer, Erick Masese, offered to make a one-off financial compensation to avoid the possibility of a custodial sentence, should he be found guilty.

A guilty verdict reportedly carries up to a two-year jail term, which would automatically remove an MP from his/her seat.
Doreen, through her lawyer, Cliff Ombetta, reportedly agreed to withdraw the case once the amount is paid in full.

However, the divorce case in which Majala describes the controversial MP as “a man with unforgivable temper” still stands and is set to proceed.

It is alleged that the MP assaulted Majala on the night of February 25, 2018, at their Karen home.

Majala came out to the public on the assault, that left her nursing head injuries, through social media, claiming that her life was in danger.

“Writing this with a lot of fear. My life is in danger. This evening at about 9.50pm, my husband, Mwingi Central Member of Parliament, Gideon Mulyungi, assaulted me at our Karen home and I sustained head injuries at the back of my ear, resulting to my left ear going numb,” she tweeted.

Majala claimed that Mulyungi locked her up in the bedroom after the beating.

She also revealed that it was not the first incident that the Mwingi legislator had clobbered her

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