A 43-year-old woman in Navakholio, Kakamega county was on Saturday, January 28, 2023, arrested after she allegedly attacked her husband and subsequently torched his house following a family feud.
Confirming the incident, Navakholo OCPD Richard Omanga noted that Florence Karakacha gave her husband, Bramwel Lubanga a thorough beating after allegations that he had married a second wife.
The physical fight saw Lubanga lose a part of his lip after his wife bit it off during the feud.
Afterwards, the woman allegedly torched the house before heading to the nearest police station. At the station, the woman alleged that her husband had attacked her first.
Officers from the station hurriedly arrested the man and booked him at the station. However, upon enquiry from neighbours and family members, the officers discovered that the woman had fought the man after he had married a second wife upon learning that she was having an affair with his brother.
The officers arrested the woman and booked her into custody pending arraignment in court.
The incident comes barely weeks after a 19-year-old woman stabbed her husband to death over a family feud.
Lucy Anyango is said to have surrendered herself to the police station to escape the wrath of the angry mob that was baying for her blood.
The area assistant chief Enosh Nyawade told the press that the deceased identified as Michael Ondiala had been on good terms with the wife prior to the incident.
"The suspect stated that their squabbles started after they disagreed on her husband’s plan to marry another lady as a second wife," Nyaawade stated.
On her part, Anyango claimed that her husband took the lady to their home and insisted that she would be the second wife.
"I had to escape and spend a night at my neighbour’s house as a result of the beating I was subjected to that evening. He beat me again when I went back to wash my clothes and children," Anyango stated.
The mother of two explained that the husband had turned wild and the beatings became unbearable. She also notd that her husband ordered her to pack her things and leave, after which she picked a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the stomach.
“I had to rush to the sugarcane plantation to escape the mob that was charged towards me,” she explained.