A 30-year-old woman from Kariti Kandara in Kenya has been left in pain following injuries she sustained in her private part after being forcefully circumcised by her husband, who she claims joined a cult a few months ago.
The lady revealed that her husband who had threatened to circumcise their three children, demanded same for her as his faith does not allow him to live with uncircumcised women.
She disclosed that her husband stormed their house in the company of 30 other men on June 9, and started mutilating her private part. Prior to that, the men had camped outside their house where they slaughtered a goat to perform a ritual before getting inside the house.
The woman said;
“One of them held me by the neck, another tore down my clothes and a few started pulling off my private parts. One of them was piercing me with a needle and it was very painful.
“At around 11.00 pm, the man knocked on the door and I opened it for him but a few minutes later the other men flocked into the house and started attacking me.
“They said they want to circumcise me so that I can become a ‘complete woman’ as per their practices.”
She said she sought help from the area Assistant Chief but to her surprise, the administrator told her to give in to the man’s demand for sake of peace. The woman said she moved to a different house but the man followed him where they removed two iron sheets as a warning that they were still pursuing her.
The distraught woman who disclosed that she doesn’t understand why her husband of 12 years will turn against her, revealed that she is living in fear and seeking protection from government.
She said she has since developed health complications as she is not able to pass urine and has been bleeding ever since. The mother of three is now seeking for justice over the incident.
The lady said;
“I fear for my safety and my children’s because the man might decide to harm us and he could be tracking us everywhere we go.
“I was first treated at a facility in Kandara, but the wounds have not healed that’s why I came to Murang’a hospital.”