Kenyan police have apprehended a woman who allegedly chopped off her husband’s genitals after a domestic tiff in Mombasa.
The accused, 32-year-old Mrs Pauline Mukiri, was arrested in Kiembein as she planned to flee on Saturday evening, and is being detained at the police station in the district of Bamburi.
“She is being questioned and we hope to arraign her for murder Monday,” Kisauni OCPD Richard Ngatia said.
The unfortunate victim, Mr Alloys Matata, 36, died while receiving treatment at Yeshua Medical Centre in Bamburi.
The dispute ensued when the six-month pregnant woman went to a nearby bar where Matata was having a drink and started a quarrel over his repeated nights out.
Eyewitnesses claim the couple went back home and shortly afterwards they heard the man screaming.
“We found him lying in a pool of blood in one of the rooms,” said a neighbor, Mr Kennedy Kyalo, who took Matata to hospital.
“We know the man is a drunkard. The two quarrel every now and then but the row degenerated into violence today,” Mr Kyalo said.
“The woman has been complaining for the past several days about her husband’s behaviour.”
This is yet another bizarre story to emanate from the East African country after an aggrieved man set his family ablaze over a minor dispute last month.
Credit: Daily Nation