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Woman batters husband in Nyeri

18 July 2013, 17:15 James Kabotia

A 50-year-old man is fighting for his life at Nyeri Provincial General Hospital after he was brutally hacked with a knife by his wife following a domestic wrangle.

Joshua Mideva Waingo, who was heavily drunk, is said to have been attacked by his wife at Majengo slums on Wednesday night and was hurriedly rushed to the medical facility.

Speaking to the media in his office on Wednesday, the hospital medical superintendent Dr. Silas Njoroge said that Mideva appeared at the outpatient department been accompanied by neighbours and police officers.

Dr. Njoroge said that the man had sustained multiple stabs on the chest, head and both arms.

The doctor said that all the wounds on Mideva’s body were stitched at the outpatient after which he was admitted at the hospital for his condition to stabilise.

“The x-ray conducted revealed that all the wounds on his body are superficial because they did not run deep to his internal organs. When he came, he appeared so much traumatized and heavily drunk. His wounds were terribly oozing blood,” narrated Dr. Njoroge.

He said that the scattered wounds on Mideva’s body revealed that the woman was intending to kill him.

The superintendent said that members of public alerted the police about the scenario after they heard screams emanating from the house.

Neighbours reported that this was the second time that Mideva had been attacked by his wife.

Dr. Njoroge said that Mideva is the first patient since the official launch of a Gender Based Violence recovery centre meant to mitigate rising cases of gender violence in the region.

Gender Based Violence recovery centre

The centre which was launched one week ago at the medical facility is set to serve all patients of gender violence in central region who cannot be handled in other health facilities.

However, Dr. Njoroge said that Mideva’s case was not reported at the centre because it was very late at night, adding that the facility has not started operating 24 hours.

He said that once he recovers, he will be taken to the recovery centre for thorough counseling. By the time of going to press, Mideva had not recovered from the trauma and he was still too drunk to talk.

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