Friday 21 January 2022

Court acquits Kenyan woman of murder charge after she was accused of chopping off her husband's genital during domestic brawl

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A Kenyan woman who was accused of assaulting and killing her husband during a domestic brawl has been acquitted of murder charge by a court.


Naomi Njoki was accused of killing her husband, David Njogu on August 3, 2019 , by using a piece of wood to hit him on the head and chest as well chopping his private part using a knife. 

According to Nation Kenya, Njogu was found lying in a pool of blood inside their rented single room at Free Area estatein Nakuru, with multiple stab wounds on his head, fracture of the left thigh and a chopped manhood.


The incident which angered the neighbours saw them descend on the wife Naomi Njoki in their bid to deliver instant mob justice before she was rescued by the police. 


Both were rushed to the Nakuru Level five hospital where the woman was treated and discharged. The man was however not lucky as he succumbed to the injuries.

he Police who attributed his death to the earlier fight immediately arrested the woman and charged her with his murder.


Free Area Location Chief Stephen Macharia, who was among the first to respond to distress calls by neighbours, testified in court and said he found the man lying unconscious on the floor bleeding from the head while his trousers were pulled down.


Government pathologist Titus Ngulungu who conducted the postmortem established that the cause of death was massive blood loss due fatal stab on the head and penis glans using a sharp object.