A 17-year-old girl from Mukusu Sub-Location in Masinga, Machakos County is nursing head, ear and hand injuries after she was attacked by a panga-wielding boyfriend last weekend.
The jilted lover, 22, slashed his flame at Mukusu Market when he came across suggestive phone exchanges between his girlfriend and another man.
An altercation ensued when the man found out that his lover was sending evocative pictures to another man.
“The boyfriend asked his lover to delete the photos. When the lady accepted – though half-heartedly –, the spurned man took out a panga he was hiding in his pair of trousers and slashed the girl’s little finger, left ear and in the head. She sustained serious head wounds,” said Mukusu Sub-Location Assistant Chief Shadrack Maingi.
The victim was rushed to Masinga Health Centre where she is recuperating.
The matter was reported to Masinga Police Station where the suspect is being held.
Police have since launched investigations into the incident, though the boyfriend owned up to committing the disquieting act.
“The man directed us to where he had hidden the weapon after the attack. Masinga Health Centre doctors have directed scans be conducted on the girl’s head and ear as the cuts she sustained are deep.
“We also looked for the girl’s severed finger for reattachment, but our search was a vain attempt,” said administrator Maingi.