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Wajir man who stabbed wife through her skull handed 20 years in jail

A court in Wajir on Monday sentenced a husband who stubbed his wife with a knife that went through her skull to a 20-year jail term.

Mohamed Wamorje Deeq was found guilty of the offence of causing grievous bodily harm to Ms Fatuma Ibrahim.

Ms Ibrahim had in January 2016 sustained multiple stab wounds in the abdomen, legs, chest and a knife lodged on the right side of her face during a domestic row with her husband.

She arrived at the Wajir Referral Hospital nine hours after she was assaulted and was immediately airlifted to Nairobi by Amref Flying Doctors.

Ms Ibrahim then underwent a successful surgery, performed by a team of doctors led by Dr Edwin Rono, a maxillofacial surgeon at Kenyatta National Hospital, to remove the knife lodged in the cheek.

Her husband had told the Wajir Magistrate’s Court that he was trying to stop his wife from committing suicide.