As the gospel against gender based violence goes round now a family in Kisii is calling for justice after their daughter’s hand was cut off by her husband.
In the incident allegedly precipitated by a domestic row, the 25 year old husband reduced his partner,to a perpetual social dependent in a fraction of a second.
Ednah Kemuma 21 and a mother of one was yet to comprehend her love bird’s decision to sneak into her parents’ home where she had sought refugee and unleash the vicious attack on her.
Speaking to The Daily Clock at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kemuma said she had differences with her husband which prompted her to go to her parents’ home.
“ I was from the market where I went to buy Vegetables , had just arrived at my parents’ home and received a call from him to come out of the house,we had a brief argument before he set on me with a sharp panga cutting off my left arm and inflicting serious injuries on my shoulder and the right arm,“painfully narrated Kemuma.
She added that her estranged husband also robbed her of her cell phone and fled even as she expressed the desire to care for and educate her son despite the inflicted disability.
Worrying Kemuma’s mother and uncle, the attacker was still a free person going about his domestic chore of harvesting maize.
Josphine Mokeira, the victim’s mother, condemned the attack and petitioned the government to bring her rogue son –in- law to book.
She appealed for assistance from the government and well-wishers to care for her disabled daughter and grandchild.
“I call upon the government to take up this matter and justice be done to my daughter,“ she said.
The victim’s uncle, Erustus Ogembo said the differences had been simmering for close to six years before the abusive marriage suddenly turned tragic.
Kisii county director of health services, Dr. Geofrey Otomu said, the victim was responding well to medication and was out of danger.
Otomu disclosed of increased admissions at the referral health facility of domestic violence cases urging young people to seek advice on how to cope with the marriage institution.