A 30-year-old Tharaka Nithi man who assaulted his wife and sealed her genitalia, mouth and ears in a fit of jealousy has been arrested.
The man, identified as Kifo Muriuki was smoked from his hideout in Kaningo, Kitui County by a combined team from Directorate of Criminal Investigations Tseikuru, Special Crimes Unit and DCI Tharaka South.
Police have not yet revealed where they are holding the suspect, who had been on the run since Saturday, May 16, when he committed the heinous act.
According to the police report, Muriuki first lured his wife out of their Marimanti township home, fearing that he would be arrested after having travelled from Nairobi where there is a lockdown.
“They both went and on reaching River Kathita, he ordered her to remove all her clothes so that she may tell him all the men she had slept with while he was at Nairobi,” the woman told the police in her report.
At first, she said she declined the odd request but the man descended on her with blows while threatening to stab her with the knife he was holding.
After she complied, the man is said to have sprayed pepper and salt on her private parts and then applied superglue.
Worse still, the man then applied the same superglue on her ears and mouth.