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.
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.