A woman was charged with assaulting her friend after finding out that she was having an affair with her boyfriend. / FILE

A woman was charged with assaulting her friend by biting her lip after discovering that she was sleeping with her boyfriend.

Esther Waithera was on Friday accused of beating Lucy Mbadi and injuring her that on June 24 at Embakasi area in Nairobi.

According to the police, the two women are friends and also run a business together.

On the said day,Waithera beat Mbadi senseless.

“She pulled her down and started beating her on the face.”

“The accused also scratched her face and went on to bite her friend’s lower lip warning her never to kiss her boyfriend again,” the police said.

Mbadi was rescued by good Samaritans who came to separate the two and rushed the complainant to a nearby clinic.

She was treated and later reported the case after which investigations were launched leading to the arrest of the accused.

Waithera denied the charges before chief magistrate Heston Nyaga and asked for a lenient cash bail.

Nyaga released her on a cash bail of Sh10,000. The case will be heard on October 30.