Jackline Mwende, 27, of Kathama Village in Masii, Machakos county, has been married to her husband, Stephen Ngila, 34, for 7 years. However, they separated about three months ago over not having a child.
On Sunday July 24, her husband returned and committed the atrocious act with a panga.
“He moved out of our house three months ago and came back on Sunday (July 24) at around 8.30pm. When I opened the door, he said ‘today is your last day’ and started slashing me with the panga.”
Ms Mwende screamed out for help and in the process the husband fled.
“They were all afraid of touching me, they thought I was dead. I was rushed to Machakos Hospital where I was given painkillers and got a blood transfusion. I was discharged on Friday.” she narrated to Nation.
Ms Mwende, who also sustained cuts to the head, fails to understand why her husband blames her for the lack of child, yet doctors have already informed him that he is the one with issues.
“I could not understand why he was blaming me yet we had gone to hospital last year and the doctors had said he was the one with issues, which could be corrected,” she said at her father’s Kathama home where she has been since she was discharged from Machakos Level 5 Hospital.
She added that her husband, who is a tailor in Masii town, refused to follow up on treatment.
According to villagers, Mr. Ngila is a ‘polite man’.
He was arrested on Monday July 25 at around 1pm in Machakos town, just hours after he fled his home.
Ms Mwende’s parents are now appealing for help to take care of their daughter.
“We want justice for our daughter. The person who did this should pay for it. She is now disabled and will need artificial hands to get her life together but we can’t afford anything. We are poor, we can’t even afford her painkillers.” her father Samuel Munyoki said.
Additional reporting by Nairobi News