A middle aged man from Mwea in Kirinyaga County slashed his 15-year-old daughter with a panga after spotting her talking to a male schoolmate on Saturday night.
The infuriated 48-year-old man, identified as Basel Kamau Nyaga, alleged that his teenage daughter was having an affair with the boy.
The teens arm, leg and head were hurt in the bloody altercation.
Mwea East OCPD, Kizito Mutoro said they acted on a tip off from a village elder who raised an alarm after he heard the school-going girl scream in distress.
“The man, Kamau slashed her daughter three times using a machete – on the head, right arm and right leg – when she found her talking to a neighbor’s boy on their way from school,” Kizito said.
The OCPD confirmed that the perpetrator has since been apprehended awaiting court hearing on a later date.
“We have him in custody and the daughter was taken to the hospital for medication,” the police officer said.
The girl, a form two student, has since been discharged.