By Comrade Albert Nyakundi Amenya
A jealous husband has meted out a capital punishment on his alleged cheating wife by stuffing pepper inside the womanâ€™s â€˜junctionâ€™ in a fit of rage.
The bloke was thereafter arrested and charged before a magistrate court on a two counts of domestic violence which he made a plea of innocence to.
The 36 year old father of, Mike Njenga, from Ngarariga village, Kiambu County received a nine year old jail term by a Kiambu resident magistrate,
The appalled magistrate confessed that the case was among the â€˜most barbaric domestic violenceâ€™ he has ever handled, adding that the verdict would serve as a deterrent to other people who intend to indulge in such a dastardly act.
Nyaunyo said, â€œThe courts are worried by the escalation of domestic violence cases in Kiambu County and we feel itâ€™s high time we send a message to the accused person and his ilk that harming or ill treating oneâ€™s wife will not be tolerated by the courts.â€
During the hearing of the case, in court on Friday, March 7, 2015 prosecutor Kazungu Charo disclosed that the defendant had a scuffle with his wife on her alleged infidelity sometime in January this year.
He said, â€œAfter hurling harsh words and insulting each other, the man lost his temper and picked up a log which he used to assault her over the body.â€
He reportedly battered his wife mercilessly on the fateful day leaving her with deadly injuries which left her confined to her bed for about two weeks.
Instead of feeling remorseful of his deed, Njenga proceeded to the hospital where his wife was on admission and subsequently stuffed a considerable amount of pepper inside the womanâ€™s junction.
The man took advantage of her condition as she could not runaway, took pepper and stuffed it in her private parts.
While pleading for leniency, Njenga urged the court to tamper justice with mercy being that he had no money and managed to feed by doing some menial jobs and begged the court to be lenient with him.
Doctors who ran a test on the victim confirmed that her bearded meat was actually filled with hot pepper.