Ann Akiru from Barina in Kampi ya Moto, Kenya, is reportedly nursing serious injuries after she was macheted by her husband for allegedly denying him sex.
The 30-year-old lady who was admitted to Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital with deep cuts on the head and ears, is also scheduled for amputation of her right hand. The mother of five children who confirmed that her husband John Lokoreno committed suicide after the Sunday night attack, disclosed that she had been enmeshed in marital crisis with her husband since February.
According to her, he kept threatening her and spying on her through his friends and relatives.
“I’m in deep pain. The wounds on my head and arms cannot allow me to rest and have sleep. It’s unfortunate that a man whom I trusted as my husband is the one who has left me in such a hopeless state,” said Ms Akiru.
“My husband demanded sex, but I informed him that I was having my period. He did not take this kindly and claimed that I was unfaithful.
“My husband began spying on me after I denied him conjugal rights. He would call neighbours, asking them my whereabouts and would walk into the house in the wee hours and pick a quarrel,” she said.
Speaking further in her interview with local news media, Ms Akiru revealed that when Lokoreno arrived home last Friday from Naivasha, where he lived, he looked agitated.
“On Sunday, I invited my mother and together we spoke about the cause of our disputes and agreed to put the matter to rest,” said Akiru.
She said when her mother left, her husband got into the house while she was preparing a meal, locked the door, and attacked her with a machete. Neighbours rushed her to Mogotio hospital, but was referred to the Level Five facility. She later learnt that her husband’s body was found in a thicket.