Detectives based in Kwale County are looking for a man who attacked his estranged wife with a hammer and a knife on Wednesday night before fleeing leaving her unconscious in a pool of blood.
Caren Namubuya, 29, who was stabbed in the chest and hit on the head severally with a hammer is recuperating at the Lunga Lunga Sub-County hospital in stable condition.
Detectives launch probe
"Preliminary investigations indicate that the two had separated before the attacker James Kimeu, 35, invited Namubuya to his house in a bid to reconcile.
"However, Kimeu locked the main door with a padlock and turned on her savagely, with a kitchen knife and a hammer," police said in a statement.
Neighbours, who heard the commotion, forcefully gained entry into the house and found the victim lying on the floor in a pool of blood.
"The man who is a teacher at Menzamwenye primary school, however, managed to escape, and detectives have since launched a manhunt for him," police added.