I fear my husband would break into the hospital ward and kill me: Murang’a woman

32-year-old Josephine Wangari alleges that her husband attacked her with a machete on Tuesday, July 11 at their Gacaru Village home in Murang’a County [PHOTO | EDAILY]

A 32-year-old woman from Gacaru Village in Kiharu Constituency, Murang’a County fears for her life after she was allegedly cut in the head, hands and face by her husband on Tuesday, July 11.

Josephine Wangari, who is nursing injuries at the Kiria-Ini Mission Hospital, says her husband Josphat Kimani attacked her with a machete at 1pm Tuesday after an argument ensued between the two.

She says Kimani called her to their bedroom to talk over issues in their marriage but the conversation metamorphosised into a quarrel.

Wangari alleges that her husband rubbed pepper in her eyes and mouth before brandishing a machete and cutting her in the head, limbs and face.

The tricenarian says the commotion awakened their three children.

Her husband, nonetheless, continued attacking her with the machete as the children watched helplessly, claims Wangari.

Wangari says she asked the children to raise an alarm, to which neighbours responded promptly.

At the time, Wangari had already collapsed and was bleeding profusely, she says.

Kimani, on seeing neighbours charge toward him, fled the scene, narrates Wangari.

The hospitalised Wangari has urged police to arrest the suspect and arraign him for domestic violence, saying even in hospital, she is not safe.

“I am living in fear. I do not know what my husband would do next. While slashing me on Tuesday, he vowed to break into the hospital ward I would have been admitted in so that he eliminates me,” said Wangari.

Wangari has also appealed to well-wishers to assist her offset a medical bill that is increasing by the day.

Wangari’s father, Wilfred Gichiri, expressed disappointment at the attack allegedly perpetrated by his son-in-law, terming it “heinous”.

Gichiri says he learnt about the attack on his daughter from his 13-year-old grandson, who phoned him when the incident was happening.

Gichiri has appealed to law enforcers to arrest the suspect, whom he says is walking scot-free in the village despite “having committed a crime”.


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