Shock as woman chops off husband's genitals in Meru

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A 60-year-old miraa farmer is fighting for his life after his wife chopped off his genitals during a domestic quarrel at Kirindara village, Meru County.

Neighbours who responded to his distress call rushed him to Maua Methodist Hospital in critical condition.

According to a neighbour, Mr Michubu Ntarangwi, they were woken up by loud screams. They rushed to the house where the victim was found writhing in pain.

Neighbours say they found bits of his severed genitals and blood on the bedroom floor.

“I was so shocked on seeing it and wondered whether there was some evil sacrifice being conducted,” he narrated.

Residents say the victim had earlier this year raised alarm after his wife threatened to sever his genitals.

Ntunene assistant chief, Mr Edward Mutalii, confirmed the incident and said the wife had been arrested in connection with the Thursday night incident. She is being held at Laare police station.

The administrator urged members of the public to be on the lookout for domestic violence, noting that cases where men are the victims mostly go unreported.

“I am sure he could have gone through such problems in the past but people probably ignored his distress calls since cases against men are not taken seriously. This is the first time I have heard of such issues in this area. I urge residents to seek professional counseling when they face domestic problems,” he said.