BY CALISTUS MUGA IN BUSIA COUNTY.
A 50-year-old man from Funyula is recuperating at the Busia County Referral Hospital after his tongue was allegedly bitten off by his 46-year-old lover on Sunday, May 5.
According to neighbours, who rushed to the rescue of the victim, Michael Otieno, the couple were having sexual intercourse, when the suspect, Philister Akinyi, allegedly bit off a part of Otieno’s tongue.
Otieno, who works as a security guard, however, said the predicament met him when he had gone to Akinyi’s home in Namuduru Village to warn her against harming his wife.
The incident was confirmed by Namuduru Sub-Location assistant chief Josephat Sundya.
The suspect, a mother-of-three, is an alcoholic drinks trader in Funyula.
Otieno, a father of five, says he won’t file a police report to prompt his lover’s arrest.
According to chief Sundya, Akinyi is a widow who got into a romantic relationship with Otieno shortly after the death of her husband five years ago.
Their affair, however, came to a crashing halt recently, when Otieno said he wanted to be faithful to his wife.