Mother of seven beaten, blinded by hubby in Sh130 dispute
A man was cornered by neighbours after he assaulted and gouged out one of his wife’s eyes in Nakuru during a quarrel over Sh130.
The 40-year-old mother of seven is recovering at Nakuru Level 5 Hospital with stab wounds on her body which were inflicted by her husband.
The couple quarreled after children sent to buy an item at a shop refused to give their father change.
Sarah Wairimu told journalists that her estranged husband had routinely been assaulting her for years and now wants stern legal action taken against him.
“I woke up and I did not know where I was and after inquiring were I was, I was told I was at the hospital. I inquired why and I was told that my husband had beaten me,” said Wairimu.
One of her daughter who could not hold back tears narrated how her mother was stubbed in front of them.
“My mother was stubbed several times on her back as we screamed for help. When people arrived he tried to run away but he was cornered,” she said.
Doctors at the hospital said she was lucky to be alive because she was brought in a critical condition three weeks ago. She continues to recuperate ate the hospital.
Wairimu, who had no NHIF insurance, ha appealed to well-wishers to help her settle her bulging bill which stands at Sh57,000.