Police in Awendo Sub County, Migori County are in pursuit of a man who allegedly cut the hand of his wife.
Dickson Adende allegedly differed with his wife Mercy Achieng Wambo at their residential house within Mabatini Area before he reached for a machete and cut her hand.
“It was reported by one Lucas Oginga who is a Nyumba Kumi elder at Sare Mabatini area within Awendo Township that an incident happened at an unspecified time in a residential house where the suspect cut the hands of his wife,” a police report seen by K24 Digital read in part.
Immediately after the report was made police officers went to the scene where they found the hand of the victim inside the house.
At the time neighbours had already rushed Achieng to Migori County Hospital where she is currently admitted and receiving treatment.
Police officers registered the amputated part of the hand at Rapcom Medical Centre for preservation.
According to witnesses, Adende and Achieng have a history of fighting and at some point, even separated for some time.
“This is not the first time they have quarrelled, though this is the worst thing that has happened between them,” Caleb Ochieng said.
According to Ochieng, by the time they arrived at the house, Adende had already managed to escape.
A detective who spoke to K24 Digital in confidence said that they suspect Adende escaped Migori to Nairobi and efforts to track him down were ongoing.
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