31-year-old woman Lucy Moraa who is currently nursing injuries she sustained after being stabbed in the private part and breast by her husband Ephraim Malenge, has made an appeal for her husband to return back to her.
The resident of Lunza Village in Butere, Kakamega County in Kenya was rushed to Mbale Hospital in Vihiga County after the incident which occurred on Tuesday January 14.
Recounting how the incident occurred, Lucy said her husband stabbed her after she refused giving him money for alcohol. The mother of two told K24TV;
She says “He [Malenge] came home and told me to give him Ksh40. I said that I did not have the money. He, thereafter, responded, warning: ‘You either give me the Ksh40 I am demanding, or I behead and walk around the streets carrying your severed head’. I thought he was joking, but, nonetheless, I gave him the Ksh40.
“He left, but returned home minutes later. He found me carrying a purse, and ordered I give him the money that was in the bag so that he could go drinking. I declined, telling him that the money in the purse was our children’s school fees. It was at that point that he reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed me in the chest and private parts. He even attempted to attack our child with the knife, but the baby was rescued by neighbours.
She says “He has formed the habit of seeking forgiveness every time he wrongs me. After a significant period of marital peace, he, again, goes back to his old habits [of violence]. I am still ready to accept him back, but he has to apologise to my family and assure me that he won’t mete out violence on me, again. I want him in my life because he is the father of my children”
Lucy who admitted that her marriage to Ephraim has been marred by physical abuse, revealed that he is yet to be arrested because she is yet to file a complaint with the police.