Teacher on the run after attempted murder of wife

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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.

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