Governor Kibwana consoles Purity Muthoki who lost both of her hands.


Addressing the press on Sunday, Makueni Women Rep Rose Museo said gender-based violence is one of the most persistent violations of human rights across the globe

By a Correspondent

Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana and his deputy Adelina Mwau have condemned the brutal incidence where a 24-year-old woman was hacked 31 times by a husband.

The two, visited the victim Purity Muthoki, at the Makueni level 5 hospital where she is currently undergoing treatment. Doctors have amputated the two arms that were maimed beyond repair.

The victim, Purity Muthoki sustained severe head and limp cuts when her estranged husband Boniface Kivukuu Mutua descended on her with a machete behind closed doors.

Mutua had travelled from Nairobi, to the victim’s home in Mbooni to try resolving their marital disputes but the victim declined to see him.

She had ignored her father’s plea to talk to her husband.

When he reached a dead end,the assailant climbed over walls to her locked room unleashing terror on the victim.

“When he came, I told my father I did not want to talk to him [Mutua] and I was done with him. My father “He locked the house and jumped over into my room and declared we must talk or he was either going to kill me or be killed. He attacked me as I called for help. I don’t know what happened after he was pulled out of the house.”
The husband has since been lynched by an angry mob of neighbours.

Governor Kibwana said the act is inhumane and unacceptable.

“This is such despicable act. If a man has disagreed with his wife, they should separate peacefully without hurting each other – it is against the law and human rights, and all religions. What I can tell my fellow men is women are not punching bags for beating when idle or bitter.” Kibwana said.

Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana and his deputy Adelina Mwau among other leaders. They visited the victim Purity Muthoki, at the Makueni level 5 hospital where she is currently undergoing treatment.
The victim, Purity Muthoki sustained severe head and limp cuts when her estranged husband Boniface Kivukuu Mutua descended on her with a machete behind closed doors.

Addressing the press on Sunday, Makueni Women Rep Rose Museo said gender-based violence is one of the most persistent violations of human rights across the globe.

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