Detectives launch manhunt for teacher who attacked wife with hammer, knife

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 5 May, 2022 10:54 | < 1 min read
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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.

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