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Woman charged with chopping genital of ‘oversleeping’ husband

A woman in her mid-20s was on Monday charged before a Mombasa court for severing the external genitalia of her husband.

Ms Angel Mutuku pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm contrary to Stephen Ochieng Oyuga.

The prosecution said Ms Mutuku assaulted Mr Oyuga in Magongo area on February 16.

Prosecutor Lydia Kagori told Chief Magistrate Julius Nagea to defer the case until Wednesday, when the facts of the case will be read to the accused.

“We wish to present the facts of the case on Wednesday. There may be more charges preferred against the accused person. The state of the complaint is not good,” added Ms Kagori.

Mr Oyuga is admitted at Bomu Medical Centre where he is receiving treatment after the Thursday incident.


According to Mr Oyuga, the couple quarrelled after the woman slapped him on his back for oversleeping.

“The complainant was a sleep at around 05:30 hrs when his wife slapped him on the back and started accusing him of sleeping for too long,” reads the police report.

The man slapped back the woman “for awaking him”, before a fight ensued between them.

The angry Ms Mutuku allegedly went to the kitchen and returned with a small knife which she used to severe her husband’s private parts.

Mr Oyuga told police that he was only dressed in his underwear during the attack.

It is claimed that the accused left to her place of work leaving her husband writhing in pain. He immediately called his brother to take him to hospital.


Ms Mutuku, dressed in a pink sleeveless dress, appeared to be in deep thought when she was arraigned before the court to take a plea.

The trial magistrate directed that she be detained until Wednesday when prosecution is expected to read facts of the case and probably prefer fresh charges against her.