A Kenyan man known as James Kifo flee from his home after he allegedly ‘sealed’ the genitals of his wife with glue.
According to reports, the Kenyan man attacked his wife by first inserting pepper, salt and onions in her womanly parts using a sharpie, before applying superglue mixed with sand to ‘seal’ it up.
To make the matter even worse is that the man who is described as “troublesome” by neighbors is said to have committed the dastardly act as their three-year-old son looked on.
The cries from the boy alerted neighbors in the Kamatungu village to the contentious attack that inflicted serious injuries on the victim.
“We have searched for him but the suspect is on the run,” said the Tharaka South Police Commander, Kiprop Rutto.
According to Mr Rutto, the suspect reportedly returned home from Nairobi on Saturday night and told his wife that they had to shift from their home to another location to avoid being arrested for leaving Nairobi area, which is under lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.
He also explained that they left home but on getting to the Kathita River, the man, who threatened to kill the woman, instructed her to undress.
The suspect was reported to have ordered the woman to mention all the men she had sexual relations with while he was in Nairobi. He went ahead to seal her ears and mouth with the mixture of glue and sand after sexually assaulting and left her to a harsh fate.
Rutto, while describing the attack as dehumanising, said the police were on the suspect’s trail.
“The guy did very bad things,” said Rutto.
What should have been a happy reunion for the Tharaka Nithi couple after nearly two months apart has now turned into a traumatising experience.
Another man who was identified as Murimi alleged the suspect had told the woman’s parents he would kill her.
The police said the couple had a history of violence.
The woman had run away several times to escape the abuse but the man would woo her back, another villager said.
“On hearing about the ordeal, her parents sent Sh2,000 as fare for her to return home, as she feared for her life. But somehow the daughter did not run away as instructed,” said another villager privy to the rocky marriage between the two.
Another source mentioned that the Kenyan man has been on police radar for a backlog of court cases after allegedly committing robberies locally and running away to Utawala in Nairobi.
“He arrived home in darkness and found the wife and child, and warned her against alerting anyone that he was around. He said he had managed to sneak out of Nairobi and that local police would arrest him if they knew.
The Kenyan man managed to deceive the wife to leave the house with him and the son. He told her it was safer for them to go to his cousin’s home, not far away, because he feared the police might know he was around,” said the source.
The family of three left their home around 10pm but on reaching a secluded dark area, the man stopped her and ordered her to undress.
Having no knowledge why, she resisted but the man descended on her with slaps, hurting her in different parts of her body.
It was at that moment he authoritatively asked her to count how many men she had sexual relations with while he was away.
“She obliged and undressed. From a bag he had carried, the man removed salt, pepper, onions and superglue and proceeded to assault her. As he did so, he instructed his son to hold the spotlight for him,” police said.
A spokesperson at Marimanti Sub-county Hospital said the woman was given treatment and discharged.
“We are following strong leads. We are hot on his trail,” said a source familiar with the issue.