Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AP’s wife in hospital after attack by husband

A pregnant woman has been admitted to Meru Level Five Hospital after her husband allegedly beat and injured her in the private parts during the Easter holiday. PHOTO/FILE

A pregnant woman has been admitted to Meru Level Five Hospital after her husband allegedly beat and injured her in the private parts during the Easter holiday. PHOTO/FILE 

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A pregnant woman has been admitted to Meru Level Five Hospital after her husband allegedly beat and injured her in the private parts during the Easter holiday.

The 31-year-old woman was reportedly beaten up by her husband, a constable attached to Gatimbi AP Police Post in Central Imenti Sub-County.

Narrating her ordeal at the hospital, the woman said her drunk husband arrived home at 3am on Saturday and ordered her to strip naked.

She claimed that she complied before the officer changed into his full uniform, drew out a rod and two bullets before hitting her while shouting that he was to kill someone that day.

The man then asked her to go back to the house where he turned on the TV so that her screams did not attract neighbours.

“It is then that he took a bottle that he had carried with him and the rod, and inserted them into my private parts. He then blindfolded me and gagged my mouth to keep me silent,” she said.

She said she passed out after the ordeal.

“At around 5.30am I woke up and found him asleep on the bed, perhaps he also passed out after drinking too much. I then crawled to the camp headquarters where other officers rushed me to hospital,” she said.

She was admitted to the Gatimbi Health Centre but later transferred to Meru Level Five Hospital for specialised treatment.

Meru County AP Commander Njue Njagi, who visited her at the hospital, said they were investigating the matter.

The police boss urged officers to seek counselling to prevent similar occurrences.