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Woman in court for skinning husband’s genitals

A 23-year-old woman was on Thursday charged in an Eldoret court with causing grievous harm to her husband’s private parts.

Erika Iminza Shihenda was charged with skinning John Kisuvana Thsumala’s penis with a sharp knife while he was asleep at their home in Huruma estate in Eldoret town on Tuesday night.

Mr Thsumala is a caretaker in one of the pentecostal churches situated in Huruma esate.

The complainant was awaken at 2am by excruciating pain from his private parts which was partially skinned by the sharp knife.

The accused wife ran away on realising that her husband had woken up.


The matter was reported at the Administration Police camp in Huruma and she was arrested by AP officers and handed her over to the Eldoret Central police station.

On Thursday she was arraigned in court where she pleaded not guilty before Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa.

The woman claimed that her husband cut himself since he is mentally challenged.

The accused was released on a cash bail of Sh20,000 and the case will be heard on June 11, 2018.

Meanwhile, the injured husband is undergoing treatment in one of the hospitals in Eldoret.