Police in Kwale are looking for a 33-year-old man accused of brutally assaulting his wife over cheating allegations.
Mulongo Mbui, 29, told K24 Digital that her spouse, Mwachenda Kityetye, had developed a habit of battering her over claims that she was cheating on him with multiple men. Mbui, however, denies the allegations, saying she has never played the field.
The alleged violence meted out on Mbui by her husband occurred at the couple’s home in Bang’a Village in Matuga Constituency on Sunday (October 4) at 8pm.
“My husband is too insecure to the point that he usually follows me to a nearby thicket when I am going to answer a call of nature. When he fails to follow me, he would tell me: ‘take me to the exact location where you answered a long call of nature; I need to confirm if indeed you had gone to poop, and not cheat’,” said Mbui.
The mother-of-six claims on the fateful day when she was assaulted by her partner, he had asked her whom she was with during the day. On responding that she had spent the day at home, Kityetye allegedly descended on her with blows.
Mbui sustained injuries to the neck and face, resulting in her hospitalisation at the Kwale County Referral Hospital. The assault victim has since been treated and discharged.
Matuga OCPD Francis Nguli told K24 Digital that they are pursuing the suspect, whose whereabouts remain unknown to date.
“We went to look for him at his house at 2am Tuesday, but he hadn’t returned home. Once we arrest him, we will charge him with assault,” said Nguli.