A 30 year old man from Nkondi ward in Tharaka Nithi county has succumbed to deep cuts sustained during a night raid from a man said to be ex-husband to the woman he has been living with.
According to neigbours, their attention was drawn by cries of one Fridah Nkatha at around 12 Am on Tuesday night where she informed them that another man had attacked them with a panga together with the man identified as Naphtaly Mutiria Murage who she has been living with.
This was after the woman got a chance to flee the house with a deep cut on her thigh but unfortunately Mutiria was trapped in and was badly cut at the joints of his legs and arms and on his head making him helpless and weak to defend himself.
By the time neigbours made their way in the compound, the assailant identified as Julius Njagi had badly cut Mutiria and fled the scene without trace.
Mutiria was immediately rushed to Kibunga level 4 hospital in Tharaka South Sub County where he passed on from excessive bleeding from several deep cuts he had.
Speaking to News Flash 254, Frida Nkatha said she parted ways with his estranged ex-husband back in 2019 following endless family wrangles.
She says since their divorce she returned to her father’s place where the victim Mr. Mutiria built her a house and they have been staying together.
“We divorced up with Njagi back in 2019 after endless fights rocked our marriage and since then I have been living with Mutiria until last night when Njagi broke into our house in a night raid killing him,’’ Fridah told Newsflash 254.
The incidence was confirmed by Turima location chief Mr.Iguna who condemned the heinous act and said they are after the assailant who is still at large after the incidence.
“I condemn the incidence where a man identified as Naphtaly Mutiria was attacked with a panga by Julius Njagi killing him. We are on our toes to trace the assailant to arraign him since his where about is not yet known after committing the crime,’’ said the chief.
Following the incidence, the woman who has been staying with the slain Mutiria is now living in great fear, fearing that the assailant may return to finish up with her since she says the man is still threatening her.
The body of the victim has since been taken to Marimanti level 4 hospital mortuary while man hunt to apprehend the criminal from his hide out has been lauched.