Police are after a James Kifo who is said to have returned home after 2 months in Nairobi and attacked his wife by inserting pepper, salt, and onions in her genitals using a sharp knife, before applying superglue mixed with sand to ‘seal’ it up after accusing her of infidelity.
Tharaka South Police Commander Kiprop Rutto said the suspect from Kamatungu who is still at large, reportedly returned home from Nairobi on Saturday night and told his wife that they had to move from their home to another location to avoid being arrested for leaving the Nairobi metropolitan which is under lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic.
In an elaborate plan, after reaching a local river, the man threatened to kill the woman and ordered her to undress. The man then started beating her while asking the woman to name all the men she had slept with while he was in Nairobi.
The suspect then sexually assaulting her, sealed her ears and mouth with the mixture of superglue and sand, and left her to die at the scene.
The woman managed to walk to Marimanti Police Station where she reported the matter before she was rushed to Marimanti Sub-County Hospital where she is receiving treatment.
Mr Rutto said the suspect is a known criminal in the region who is being sought by police for various crimes.
“We are looking for the suspect so that he can be charged with sexual assault,” he said. “We are following strong leads. We are hot on his trail.”