WATCH: Man locks up wife for over three months
09 February 2016, 09:24
Thika - A man in Kisii Estate, Thika was blasted for locking up his wife for over three months.
Samuel Kamotho has allegedly been married to Virginia Wangari for about 20 years, but his compound has been inaccessible by neighbours.
48-year-old Wanjiku has born Kamotho 11 children, with the youngest one being six-months-old.
She is alleged to have escaped a few days ago, before going back with TV crew to get her children.
In a clip captured by Citizen TV, Kamotho is seen chasing journalists and neighbours who came to his wife’s rescue.
Wanjiku’s daughter is also seen hitting people with camera tripod stand.
One neighbor says: “Her gate is always closed. There was a time she (Wanjiku) asked me to bring her a house help, but when I came later to check on them, the gate was locked. I knocked and knocked but nobody opened, so I just left.”
“The last time I saw her was in August thereabouts…We don’t have access to her compound, so it’s hard to tell whether she’s in or not,” says another neighbor.
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Gender based violence is prevalent in the country, with a recent survey indicating that 42 per cent of Kenyan women aged between 15 and 42 support beating by husband.
Some of the justifications for beating were denying husband sex, burning food, neglecting children and arguing with husband, The Star reported.
However, it was also established that most victims of violence are men, with statistics published by Standard revealing that 60 per cent of men from Western and Nairobi have been beaten by their wives, followed by Nyanza at 56 per cent, Eastern at 48 per cent then Central Kenya at 43 per cent.
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