A youthful man from the Kawangware, Kabiro area in Dagoretti Sub-County was on Wednesday arraigned in court for allegedly threatening to rape his mother and hack her to death.
The suspect, James Waweru, was accused of committing the crime on November 26 after his mother, Mary Waithera declined to give her Ksh10 to buy Sukuma Wiki.
After denying to give her son the said amount, Waithera proceeded to ask her son where the keys to their main house were.
This is said to have angered Waweru who became infuriated and turned violent against his mother.
Waweru is said to have begun insulting his mother and abusing her before grabbing a machete and starting chasing her around their compound.
It is during this altercation that Waweru reportedly threatened to rape and hack his mother to death with the panga.
The mother was, however, saved from her rough son by neighbours who heard her calling for help. The neighbours managed to restrain the young man but he later tried to escape before he was taken to the police station.
Upon interrogation, the police established that the suspect has been having a problem with drug abuse.
Appearing before Principal Magistrate Chares Mwaniki where he was charged for causing a disturbance, the suspect denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of Ksh5,000.
The case is set to be mentioned on December 13.