– Kenyan woman Jackline Mwende was brutally attacked by her husband after 7 years of marriage
– He hacked her hands off and left her with terrible facial injuries
– He did it for failing to conceive, but the thing is – he was impotent
After seven years of marriage Stephen Ngila from Kenya hacked his wife’s hands off with a machete for failing to conceive. He brutally attacked Jackline and told he: “Today is you last day.”
The 34-year-old is said to have flown into a rage because she had failed to conceive during their marriage – despite doctors saying he was the reason their inability to have children.
He had been gone for three months, but then suddenly return and nearly killed his wife being in some sort of rage mode. That what Jackline said: “He moved out of our house three months ago and came back on Sunday (July 24) at around 8.30pm. When I opened the door, he said "today is your last day" and started slashing me with the panga.”
Ngila was arrested a day after and still remains in police custody.
Naitore Nyamu, from the African office of Equality Now, which promotes women's rights, told MailOnline: MailOnline: “This is a particularly shocking case for Kenya, where we have been working for many years to end all forms of violence against women.
“We are glad that the police have made an arrest so quickly and hope that the law is now fully enforced. We can't afford to let perpetrators act with impunity, which has sometimes been the case here in years gone by.”