A manhunt has been announced for a man who sexually assaulted his wife after making an accusation against her of infidelity on Saturday May 16.
The police in Tharaka South Sub-County in Kenya said the suspect first convinced his wife to move from their Marimanti township home, fearing that he would be apprehended after having travelled from Nairobi where there is a lockdown.
On reaching Kathita River, the man who threatened to kill his wife commanded her to undress. It was gathered that when she refused his request, the man battered her with several punches while threatening to stab her with the knife he was holding.
The police read in part;
“They both went and on reaching River Kathita, he ordered her to remove all her clothes so that she may tell him all the men she had slept with while he was at Nairobi.”
Tharaka South Police Commander, Kiprop Rutto said the suspect then went on to adding pepper, salt and onions in his wife’s private parts using a sharp knife, before applying superglue mixed with sand to ‘seal’ it off. He also applied the same super glue on his wife’s ears and mouth before running away from the scene.
The woman who was already injured managed to walk to Marimanti Police Station where she reported the matter before she was rushed to Marimanti Sub-County Hospital where she is receiving treatment currently. Mr Rutto added that the suspect is a popular criminal in the region who is being sought by the police for various crimes before now.
Police said they have launched a manhunt to arrest and charge him in court.