A 26 year old Kenyan woman is nursing serious injuries at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital after her husband physically assaulted her over the weekend.
It is a story that has gone viral after it emerged that the husband, Alphonse Kambu is still a free man because he enjoys diplomatic immunity.
According to Ruth Gakii, her husband accused her of neglecting their 3 and a half year old son and assaulted her on Sunday. She revealed that neighbors came to her rescue and rushed her to hospital.
She had broken up with Alphonse about two weeks ago and was living with her son at Nairobi’s Jacaranda estate.
On Sunday, the man had reportedly gone out with their boy and when they returned home, he accused Ruth of neglect and beat her to a pulp.
According to another source on social media, the assault has been going on for sometime. A social media user by the name Diana Okello wrote:
“The man in this photo is known as Alphonse Kambu .on Sunday he brutally assaulted his wife leaving her looking like the below photo ….this has been going on for sometime . Alphonse is an employee of UNEP and has told the victim that he enjoys immunity and cannot be arrested ..true to his word his wife reported at kiamumbi police station and days later he is still a free man . This man has issued threats severally to his wife . Has refused to heed court orders on child custody issued by the milimani court . I’ve seen and spoken to the lady who is badly injured from his kicks and blows and now must face a scan and MRi coz docs suspect internal bleeding . The Era of immunity when domestic violence occurs must stop this is a criminal that belongs to jail and we demand his arrest with immediate effect or it will not be business as usual”
Here is a photo
And photos of a badly beated Ruth