Kenya: Woman nearly chops lover’s genitals

A man was seriously wounded when his girlfriend slashed his genitals with a kitchen knife after a domestic quarrel at Thumaita village in Kirinyaga County.

The man, Eliud Kithaka, a stonemason was attacked Sunday morning in an incident that left relatives and villagers in shock.

He was sleeping in bed when his girlfriend of thirty-two years turned violent and almost chopped off his manhood.

The woman, who is a widow was trying to chase away Mr Kithaka from her house after a quarrel.



Mr Kithaka, 40 said his girlfriend came home at 11 am after spending the night on a drinking spree and commanded him to leave the house.

He refused to leave and went to sleep but the woman took a kitchen knife and went for his genitals.

“I was sleeping and felt a sharp pain on my genitals. She was cutting them with a knife. I managed to snatch the knife from her,” he said.

After the attack, the woman who is a rice farmer fled leaving Mr Kithaka bleeding profusely.



Mr Kithaka managed to control the bleeding and went to a nearby clinic to seek treatment.

The victim claimed he left his wife for the woman after selling a piece of land.

“I squandered all the money with her and when I became broke, she attempted to dump me. When I resisted, she attacked me,” said Mr Kithaka.

A clinical officer at Sagana Sub-County Hospital, Ms Njambi Zaweria said the man needs specialised treatment.

Area police boss Sicily Gatiti said the woman has gone into hiding but police are looking for her.


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