A group of Kenyan men living aborad has come to the aid of a woman who was tortured by her monster husband.
The woman, Charity Wairimu, was attacked by her husband James Kifo, 30, in Tharaka-Nithi County last month for allegedly cheating on him.
The man is said to have inserted pepper, onion, and salt in her genitals before sealing them off with superglue. He also glued her ears, and mouth before fleeing the scene and leaving her behind.
The Kenya Men Empowerment Network (KEMEN), an association of Kenyan men living in the diaspora, has donated $460 (Sh46,000) towards Wairimu medical expenses.
KEMEN spokesperson Alfred Omondi said the association was touched by the woman’s plight and medical appeal.
“We decided to raise whatever little that we had so that she can get medication. We are glad that she is now responding well to treatment,” said Omondi.
The donation was handed over to Wairimu by The Standard reporter James Munyeki to help her buy medicine.
“I want to thank our friends abroad as the funds will assist me to buy some medication that I was lacking,” said Wairimu.
Wairimu, 23, is recuperating at her mother’s home in Njabini, Nyandarua County after undergoing treatment at JM Memorial Hospital.
Last month, Nyandarua county government agreed to waive her medical bills.
“The referral system was able to take the needy lady from Nyandarua and treat her and we are glad she is getting better,” Nyandarua Health CEC Dr. John Njenga said.
Kifo was arrested in Kitui by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on May 21st.
He was nabbed alongside another suspect, James Murogi Maingi, who was harboring him in his house. The DCI said Murogi is known for practicing witchcraft within Kaningo, Kitui.