LEFT: Marani OCPD Benjamin Kimwele inspects a crime scene where a man’s hand was chopped off in Matongo village, Kisii County. RIGHT: Residents at the scene on February 17, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYILEFT: Marani OCPD Benjamin Kimwele inspects a crime scene where a man’s hand was chopped off in Matongo village, Kisii County. RIGHT: Residents at the scene on February 17, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI
By GICHANA JADSON

A 40 year-old man was left nursing a mutilated hand and multiple stab wounds after he was reportedly found in a compromising position with the wife of his close friend.

Mr Richard Omoke is said to have been caught in a hotel kitchen with the wife of 35 year-old Mr Vincent Gwaro on Thursday night in Matongo village, Nyakoe, Kisii County.

Mr Gwaro was at a night vigil of a funeral when word reached him at around 9.30pm that his wife had been seen in the vicinity of the hotel.

He rushed to the building and reportedly found his wife Daisy with Mr Omoke on a mattress that had been laid on the floor.  He attacked the man with a machete and chopped off his left hand.

Marani OCPD Mr Benjamin Kimwele said the victim had in March last year also suffered injuries after being suspected of having an affair with a married woman.

Residents of Matongo village get a glimpse of the scene of crime. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI

Residents of Matongo village get a glimpse of the scene of crime. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI

LANDLORD AND TENANT

Interestingly, Mr Gwaro is the owner of the building and Mr Omoke was once his tenant who ran a hotel in the same premise.

Area Chief Mr John Motobwa said the assailant had told his neighbours that he found his wife in the act with the victim.

“He further seriously assaulted the victim, leaving him with deep cuts and wounds on his head,” said Chief Motobwa.

Chrisantus Asanyo, an area resident, said Mr Gwaro had summoned them to the building, and on reaching the scene, found Mr Omoke bleeding and calling out the name of his attacker.

Marani OCPD Benjamin Kimwele inspects a crime scene where a man’s hand was chopped off in Matongo village, Kisii County, on February 17, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI

Marani OCPD Benjamin Kimwele inspects a crime scene where a man’s hand was chopped off in Matongo village, Kisii County, on February 17, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI

WOMAN FLED

“His left hand was chopped off and there was no sign of the woman. Mr Gwaro also fled after informing us,” said Mr Asanyo.

Mr Asanyo claimed that the victim had separated with his wife in November last year.

OCPD Mr Kimwele said investigations have been launched on the incident and police are searching for the Gwaros for questioning.

He said the victim, who was initially taken to a nearby hospital, was referred to Tenwek Mission Hospital for treatment.

“The victim had four more injuries on his head, neck and back and is currently admitted at Tenwek Mission Hospital. His hand is being preserved at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital,” he said.