A 20-year-old woman from Uasin Gishu County is nursing injuries at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital following a machete attack by her husband.
The husband, Joseph Kariuki, 25, is dead after he threw himself into a 60-feet well on alleged assumption that he had murdered his wife Mercy Njeri.
It appears to have been a pre-meditated act from Kariuki, whom residents of Chamarel village in Timboroa claim had hinted about his plan.
“Before the incident, Kariuki was narrating to his colleagues how he was frustrated in life and that his marriage was no longer working and he made intentions to kill his wife before taking his own life as well,” Chege Wainaina, one of the witnesses says.
Off into the well
The couple had separated after a fight, although the mother of one made her way back to Kariuki’s house seeking to pick up her belongings.
Stanley Kairu, Njeri’s father, however says he warned her against it but his pleas fell on deaf ears. The young woman fell victim to the man’s brutality.
“Three young men rushed to where I was working at around midday and informed me that my daughter had been attacked by her husband using a machete and that she was bleeding to death,” the distraught father narrates.
Njeri survived the ordeal but with three deep cuts in her head and another on her left hand.
Meanwhile police have retrieved her husband’s body from the 60-feet well at their Chagaiya Farm. The body lies at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.