A 32-year-old man who dehumanised his wife by sealing her private parts using sand and superglue has been sentenced to 50 years in jail.
James Kifo Muriuki, while appearing before Chuka Law Courts Principal Magistrate Njoki Kahara, was found guilty of sexually assaulting his wife and causing her grievous harm.
In the May 16, 2020, incident, Kifo lured his wife to River Kathita where he ordered her to strip naked.
He then asked her to tell him all the men she had slept with while he was in Nairobi.
According to police, the woman became hesitant in complying with her husband’s demands and as a result, Kifo descended on her with kicks.
Apart from beating his wife, the man also sprayed pepper and salt on her genitals and used a knife to force them inside the private part before sealing it with glue.
As if that was not gruesome enough, Kifo added insult to injury by sealing the woman’s ears and mouth with glue before fleeing and leaving her for the dead.
On the morning of Thursday, May 21, 2020, Kifo was arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) at his hideout in Kinango, Kitui county.
He was charged with sexually assaulting his wife but maintained his innocence throughout the case.