Detectives based in Kwale county, Kenya’s coast, are looking for a man who attacked his estranged wife with a hammer and a knife on Wednesday night, before fleeing leaving her unconscious in a pool of blood.
Caren Namubuya, 29, who was stabbed in the chest and hit on the head severally with a hammer, is lucky to be alive and is recuperating at the Lunga Lunga Sub-County hospital in stable condition.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the two had separated before the attacker James Kimeu, 35, invited Namubuya to his house in a bid to reconcile.
However, Kimeu locked the main door with a padlock and turned on her savagely, with a kitchen knife and a hammer.
Neighbours who heard the commotion forcefully gained entry into the house and found the victim lying on the floor in a pool of blood.
The man who is a teacher at Menzamwenye primary school, however, managed to escape, and detectives have since launched a manhunt for him.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.