Murang’a woman escapes death by a whisker after husband assaulted her using sharp panga and hammer

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 8 Aug, 2021 19:45 | 2 mins read
Margaret Njoki was

A middle-aged woman was left with deep cuts on her head and hands after being assaulted by her estranged husband.

The alleged incident occurred at Ithanga lower Murang’a on Saturday.

According to the victim, Margaret Njoki, her husband whom she had separated for over a month, followed her to her new location where she had moved carrying a panga and a hammer.

He then proceeded to strike her with the said panga and the hammer causing serious injuries all over her body.

“He cut me on the hands, neck, back and the head. He wanted to kill me,” she said.

She said she was rescued by the neighbours who rushed her to the nearby Mituiri health centre where she was given first aid before being referred to Thika level five hospital where she has since been discharged.

Njoki claimed her husband of 21 years was abusive and would beat her regularly prompting her to run for her life.

“We have had several family sittings to talk about his violence but he never changed and after I left my family said I should not go back to him,” she added.

“He has been forcing me to go back and when I refused that’s when he decided to attack me,” Njoki noted.

Although the husband is in custody, Njoki noted that she is fearing for her life since the husband might hunt her down and harm her again.

“He has money and can easily briber his way out of the police and come after me,” she added.

Njoki’s son Stanley Karuga said he got reports of his mother being attacked and he rushed to the hospital to see her.

He however said the father called to ask him if his mother was dead as he had left her unconscious.

“He asked if my mother was dead I told him no and he switched off the phone,” Karuga noted.

He said police and the judiciary should ensure his mother gets justice for this heinous act.