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Woman whose hand was chopped off by husband living in fear

A woman whose hand was chopped off in Kuria West two weeks ago is living in fear as the man said to have attacked her is still at large.

Ms Maria Musa, from Taranganya village, lost her left hand after her husband, Mr Musa Gisiri, allegedly attacked her with a machete on January 18.

Ms Musa also sustained deep cuts on her stomach and on the head.

The man is said to have been angered by his wife’s delay in preparing supper on time, having arrived home late from a relative’s funeral.

The suspect is yet to be arrested two weeks after the woman reported the matter to Kehancha police station.


Kuria West police boss Benson Kyalo said they were still searching for the suspect who is said to have escaped to Tanzania.

Speaking at Ombo Mission Hospital in Migori town, where she is admitted, Ms Musa said she feared going back to her home as her husband might come back and kill her.

“I cannot go back to that home. I don’t know what that man can do to me. He said he will kill me because I reported the matter to police ,” she said.

The mother of nine said his husband’s brothers had also taken household items from their home and there was nothing to go home to.

“My children have also run away from our home,” she added.