Suspect is alleged to have ordered the lady to call all the lads she had slept with whereas he was in Nairobi
It was imagined to be an affectionate reunion for a Tharaka Nithi couple after practically two months of being aside. However this was by no means to be.
The 2 are actually worlds aside; the traumatised lady evacuated by her family members to security in Nyandarua whereas the person she as soon as liked is on the run after allegedly ‘sealing’ her genitals.
The person, recognized as James Kifo, is alleged to have returned dwelling after a protracted sojourn in Nairobi and attacked his spouse by first inserting pepper, salt and onions in her personal components utilizing a pointy knife, earlier than making use of superglue combined with sand to ‘seal’ it up.
Residents in shock
In an incident that has left residents of Kamatungu village in shock, Kifo, who has been described as troublesome, did the macabre acts as their three-year-old son watched.
It’s the cries of the boy that alerted the neighbours concerning the grotesque assault on his mom that has seen the lady nursing critical accidents.
In what reads like a scene from a horror film, the suspect inexplicably escaped the blockade positioned across the Nairobi Metropolitan Space to journey upcountry.
Tharaka South Police Commander Kiprop Rutto mentioned the suspect continues to be at giant.
Mr Rutto mentioned the suspect reportedly returned dwelling from Nairobi on Saturday evening and advised his spouse that they needed to shift from their dwelling to a different location to keep away from being arrested for leaving Nairobi space, which is beneath lockdown as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
He mentioned they left dwelling however on reaching Kathita River, the person, who threatened to kill the lady, ordered her to undress.
The suspect is alleged to have ordered the lady to call all the lads she had slept with whereas he was in Nairobi.
After sexually assaulting her, he additionally sealed her ears and mouth with the combination of glue and sand and left her for lifeless.
Rutto, describing the assault as dehumanising, and mentioned the police have been on the suspect’s path.
“The man did very dangerous issues,” mentioned Rutto.
Kifo advised locals he labored as a watchman in Nairobi, however the police suspect he was concerned in crime within the metropolis.
When The Commonplace visited the realm yesterday, locals weren’t keen to brazenly discuss concerning the man, who one other police supply revealed had been on their record of wished criminals.
Recounting the incident, a person solely recognized as Murimi claimed the suspect had advised the lady’s mother and father he would kill her.
Although she sustained accidents after being abused, the police mentioned she was handled and discharged yesterday morning.
“On listening to concerning the ordeal, her mother and father despatched Sh2,000 as fare for her to return dwelling, as she feared for her life. However someway the daughter didn’t run away as instructed,” mentioned one other villager aware of the rocky marriage between the 2.
The police mentioned the couple had a historical past of violence.
The girl had run away a lot of occasions to flee the abuse, however the man would woo her again, one other villager mentioned.
“He arrived dwelling in darkness and located the spouse and little one, and warned her in opposition to alerting anybody that he was round. He mentioned he had managed to sneak out of Nairobi and that native police would arrest him in the event that they knew,” mentioned the supply.
The person, the supply mentioned, had been on their radar as he had pending courtroom instances after allegedly committing robberies domestically and operating away to Nairobi’s Utawala.
“He managed to deceive the spouse to depart the home with him and the son. He advised her it was safer for them to go to his cousin’s dwelling, not distant, as a result of he feared the police would possibly know he was round,” mentioned the supply.
The three of them left their dwelling round 10pm however on reaching a secluded darkish space, the person stopped her and ordered her to deal with.
Not figuring out why, she resisted however the man descended on her with slaps, rocking her physique.
It was at that time that he menacingly requested her to depend what number of males had slept together with her whereas he was away.
“She obliged and undressed. From a bag he had carried, the person eliminated salt, pepper, onions and superglue and proceeded to assault her. As he did so, he instructed his son to carry the highlight for him,” police mentioned.
It was the son’s cries that attracted locals within the neighborhood, who ran to the lady’s rescue.
The attacker vanished within the darkness.
“We’re following sturdy leads. We’re sizzling on his path,” mentioned the supply, who revealed that the sufferer’s mom had picked her and left for Nyahururu.
An official at Marimanti Sub-county Hospital mentioned the lady was handled and discharged.
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